A choir member of St Joseph Catholic Church in Patongo Town Council in Agago District has been killed by a mob for allegedly stealing a parish priest’s cell phone.
Christians had accused the deceased only identified as Ochan of stealing the mobile phone belonging to Fr.Lioncy Akena.
The priest reportedly demanded that the deceased brings back his phone but he denied being in possession of the handset, prompting other “Christians” to beat him to death.
Patongo Parish Council chairperson, Alfonse Odongo, confirmed the unfortunate incident
He however denies reports that the parish priest also participated in the lynching of the suspected thief.
The Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations Department of Agago Central Police Station, Ben Kilama says one person has been arrested in connection with the incident.