The State House Anti-Corruption Unit (SHACU) have arrested Sirajje Ssemanda a lead Pastor at Revival Ministries Church, Bombo at Mutukula as he attempted to flee the country after he embezzled over sh4b from vulnerable people.
SHACU in a tweet confirmed the arrest in a tweet on Sunday evening.
“Mr. Sirajje Ssemanda the pastoral team leader at Revival Ministries Church, Bombo has been arrested along the Mutukula boarder as he tried to escape to Tanzania for allegedly defrauding over 400 private school owners and thousands of parents of vulnerable children.”
Over sh4b has been defrauded by him on promises of getting them scholarships, trips abroad and connecting them to Operation Wealth Creation.
It is alleged that Pastor Ssemanda connived with Pastor Franklin Mugisha Mondo and Presidential Advisor on Kampala Affairs Catherine Kusasira to swindle over 4 billion from the victims by promising them trips abroad and connecting them to income generating schemes under Operation Wealth Creation. They also promised to take them to President Yoweri Museveni for a meeting.
On Saturday, a group of pastors under their umbrella body- Hands Across the World petitioned Lt Col Edith Nakalema, the State House Anti-Corruption Unit Head accusing Kusasira, Mondo and Ssemanda of soliciting from them over Shs4 billion.
It was not yet clear where Ssemanda had been detained but sources said he would be transferred back to Kampala.