The police at Kajjansi are investigating circumstances under which Police Constable Patrick Ogwang a bodyguard of Pastor Umar Mulinde of Gospel Life Church International shot at a car belonging to Julie Mukula, the pastor’s sister in-law and resident of Lweza.
It is alleged that Umar accused Mukula of kidnaping his 7-year-old child. The shooting took place on Tuesday 04/01/2022 in Bwebajja opposite a petrol station.
According to ASP Luke Owoyesigyire Deputy PRO KMP, it is alleged that trouble began when Pastor Umar Mulinde made an alarm that attracted a response by his body guard Police Constable Patrick Ogwang.
Pastor Mulinde told the guard that his daughter Yayeli Mulungi, 7, had been kidnapped by a lady driving Spacio UAV 202 W, which he drove passed at his gate as he entered his home in Kawuku.
The pastor and PC Ogwang immediately jumped in their car in pursuit of the alleged kidnapper.
The vehicle was intercepted after PC Ogwang shot its tyres. Upon inspecting the car, the alleged kidnapped child wasn't found inside.
Owoyesigyire says that the area police responded and it has since been established that the alleged kidnapper is a sister-in-law to Pastor Mulinde and has been identified as Julie Mukula, a resident of Lweza. She alleges that she is known to the pastor and she has been visiting their home very often.
Mukula says that she was concerned with reports from the pastor's eldest child, who claimed that her two siblings were sick at home and that said she visited the home and took them to hospital for treatment, an action the pastor thought was a kidnap and a pursuit.
No one was injured in the incident. The police have opened up a general inquiry file to ascertain the facts behind the incident.
The Pastor also alleges that his wife, whom they separated with and now leaves in the USA, has a calculated move with her sister to take away the children from his custody. Investigations are still ongoing while the police have impounded the vehicle and it is parked at Kajjansi CPS.