KAMPALA: Police on Sunday tasked the lead Pastor of Christian Life Church Jackson Ssenyonga to provide evidence about allegations he made that police are conniving with and covering up for criminals.
While meeting President Museveni earlier in the week at the church, Ssenyonga alleged that some Pentecostal pastors were guilty of various crimes including kidnap and murder.
This is not the first time that Ssenyonga is involved in controversy.
In August 2008, Ssenyonga was arrested for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old girl while on a flight in the United States of America (USA).
The Contra Costa Times newspaper in the US reported then that Sheriff’s deputies (American policemen) apprehended Past Ssenyonga at Oakland International Airport accused of molesting the girl on a flight that originated in Denver to Oakland.
Last year Ssenyonga and his wife Eva, were summoned to court for failing to pay Shs5 billion worth of goods supplied to them by businessman Nathan Bisaso.
Pastor Ssenyonga is said to be one of richest religious leaders in Uganda. He is man behind the Bwaise based Christian Life Centre, owns Top Radio and Top Tv, schools and host of other businesses.
Bisaso, through his lawyers, Ssekidde Associated Advocates, on September 21, 2017, filed a plaint in the High Court of Uganda at the Commercial Court, seeking for recovery of debt amounting to Shs5.2 billion from the defendants, Pastors Jackson and Eva Ssenyonga, represented by Birungyi, Barata and Associates.
According to court documents, Mr Bisaso claimed the defendants took products from his business at B.N. Enterprises around Nasser Road in 2013 on credit, which gradually amounted to Shs5.2 billion.
Mr Bisaso attached an agreement signed by the defendants on September 8, 2016, stipulating a payment plan of Shs 5.2 billion worth of goods supplied.