RDC Asks Police To Investigate New Cult

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Members of the cult have withdrawn their children from schools, claiming education is evil; they are also not going for medical care and have stopped farming activities.

Alebtong Resident District Commissioner has asked police to investigate a cultic organisation that recently set up base in the district.

The new group calling itself "PAG Acil"- led by a one Alex Okot, has attracted 30 members so far and is operating in the two parishes of Barjobi and Aceli in Akura Sub County, Alebtong district.

Members of the cult have withdrawn their children from schools, claiming education is evil; they are also not going for medical care and have stopped farming activities.

The LCIII of Akura told Uganda Radio Network that the group leader recently collected the National Identity Card of his followers and burnt them claiming it is a tracking device of the undersea world.

Quinto Ogwal, a resident of Akura village, narrated that the group engages in series of prayers both during day and night, claiming that two of their members recently died and resurrected with a message that Jesus is about to come back.

Alebtong Resident District Commissioner Andrew Awany, told URN that the matter was brought to his attention by concern residents and they have summoned the group for interrogations.

The RDC says the district security committee has warned the group to stop its activities.
The district LV5 chairman, Denis Johnson Okello has condemned the activities of the group and said he would also engage them in a dialogue to forge a way forward.

By press time, the group's leader Alex Okot was not available for comments.