Police Stops Christians from Accessing Church

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Michael Odongo, the East Kyoga Region Police spokesperson, says police intervened to prevent the warring parties from clashing. He explains that court gave the warring parties one month to resolve their dispute outside court, which elapsed on Saturday without any resolution.

Police has stopped activities at Lifeline Ministries International church in Soroti until court resolves their dispute. 



Police deployed at the church premises on Saturday following an incident last year when some members of the church locked it accusing the head of Lifeline Ministries in Uganda, Apostle Peter Oyet of attempting to grab the church land.

 
 
The Christian accused the Kampala-based leaders of attempting to control the church yet they didn't finance its construction. The confusion prompted the resignation of Bishop James Israel Tukei who was in charge of the church. He accused Apostle Oyet of forcefully withdrawing Shillings 27 from the Church account in Soroti without their consent.

 
 
Michael Odongo, the East Kyoga Region Police spokesperson, says police intervened to prevent the warring parties from clashing. He explains that court gave the warring parties one month to resolve their dispute outside court, which elapsed on Saturday without any resolution. Odongo says that two warring parties and their followers have failed to agree how to run their church.
 

 
Caroline Apio, a member of the church, says they prayed under sunshine on Sunday because police blocked them from accessing the church. She alleges that Apostle Oyet was seen at Soroti Central Police Station last week, saying it is possible that he sweet-talked police to block their prayers.
 

 
However, Odongo maintains that the officers are on there to stop crime. He says the fight between Lifeline Ministries in Soroti and the Kampala head office has been continuous, saying a visiting Kampala team once one time battered by angry Christians.

 

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