Two Arrested for Breaking into Church

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Police in Lira is holding two men accused of breaking into St. Philips Olilo Catholic chapel on Sunday night and stealing property worth shillings 1 million.

Police in Lira is holding two men accused of breaking into St. Philips Olilo Catholic chapel on Sunday night and stealing property worth shillings 1 million.
 
The suspects are 20-year-old Adilo Bonny, a boda boda motorist and Robert Opio, a guard, attached to security group. They are accused of stealing 47 plastic chairs, 57 pairs of choirs’ uniforms and unspecified bags of cement.
 
Henry Alyanga Central North police spokesman says that the suspects broke into St. Philips Olilo catholic chapel at around 1am on Sunday. He says that police is still hunting for other suspects still at large.
 
Robert Okeng, one of the elders in the chapel says that he got information on Sunday morning that some people had broken into the church and made away with several properties.
 
Okeng says that he rushed to the church and found many Christians stranded outside the church because they could not find any chairs. He explains that he reported the matter to police and a hunt was mounted for the suspects.
 
Robert Opio, one of the suspects was arrested by police detective when he was found with the stolen chairs at Adilo at Kobil petrol station. He confessed having stolen the chairs from St. Philips Olilo Catholic chapel and revealed the names of his a accomplices.
 
He also confessed having broken into Amach Catholic Church and set it blaze early this year. His accomplice Adilo denies being part of the group saying that the stolen property was only given to him for safe custody.
 
Alyanga said the suspects will be charged with church breaking and theft.
 

 

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