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Pastor Remanded for Violating Police Bond Condition

A Mubende born-again pastor who faces charges of theft and obtaining money by false pretence has once again been remanded to Kaweeri prison until March, 6, 2013.
A Mubende born-again pastor who faces charges of theft and obtaining money by false pretence has once again been remanded to Kaweeri prison until March, 6, 2013.

 

Pastor Hebert Nyunyuzi Kuku, who claims to be a bishop in the United Pentecostal churches, appeared before Mubende grade one Magistrate John Kavuma Mugaga on Monday.

 

This followed his re-arrest on Monday morning on grounds that he had breached the terms and conditions of a police bond he was granted after his arrest in October 2012.

 

Kuku's arrest followed a case of theft and obtaining money by false pretence brought against him by Pastor Andrew Wilhelm Powell with Mubende police.

 

Among the properties prosecution allege Kuku stole, include a radio station Fire FM that hit airwaves in Mubende early last year and a recording studio.

 

Kuku purportedly changed all the property into his names and yet according to Andrew they were meant to support evangelism.

 

Andrew claims that Pastor Kuku had caused him a loss of more than 3.5 billion shillings.  Powell said that he used all possible avenues to recover his money and property, but Kuku had proved stubborn.

 

But pastor Kuku, through his lawyers of Lubega Mwebaze and co-advocates had asked for an out of court settlement.

 

The magistrate sent Kuku to remand and ordered the prison authorities at Kaweeri to produce him before the same court on March, 6, 2013 for further reading.

Kuku had failed to honour the bond condition of reporting to police once a week. 

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