Born again pastor Siraj Ssemanda has been charged and sent on remand at Kitalya government prison for allegedly defrauding Shs 4billion from believers.
Pastor Semanda, the founder of Revival Church Bombo has been charged on two different files, one file containing 16 counts and another one count.
He has appeared before two Buganda road court grade one magistrates Ketty Joan Acaa and Gladys Kamasanyu who remanded him until 20th November and 2nd December respectively when he will appear in court for mention.
Prosecution states that in the month of February 2018 at various Pentecostal Churches and schools in Tororo district with intent to defraud, he obtained Shs 82,555,000 from Geoffrey Owor Sues , a pastor and coordinator of all Pentecostal Churches in Tororo pretending that they would in turn pay half bursary school fees to various students/pupils, help build up churches and give the faithful start up capital for business whereas not.
Prosecution adds that between May and November 2018 at Revival Church in Bombo with intent to defraud, pastor Ssemanda obtained millions of shillings from several school directors and church followers by falsely pretending that he was going to give their students half bursary fees and money to start up businesses.