god,’ miraculously escaped lynching in Uganda, for allegedly spreading
falsehood and brainwashing locals.
According to Uganda Monitor, Mr Severino Lukoya, leader of the New
Jerusalem Tabernacle Church, had travelled with his disciples to Kalongo
for door-to-door prayer sessions, claiming he was sent by God Himself
to deliver a special message and also cleanse the area of evil spirits.
Mr Lukoya had told Sunday Monitor in an interview that God had called
him out to walk on foot and do a door-to-door preaching until he covers
the entire country.
It’s reported that before Mr Lukoya could embark on ‘redeeming’ prayer
sessions, hundreds of angry residents descended on him without mercy:
He is not true prophet. He preaches falsehood and false prophesies to
us and we are tired of him,” the angry locals murmured as they gathered,
ready to unleash terror and fire on the man of God.
Fortunately, Agago District police quickly came to the rescue of the
prophet, whisking him away to safety in the immediate neighbourhood,
several kilometres away.
Mr Albert Onyango, the Agago District police commander said:
“Residents hate him because of the past rebellion his daughter led. They
also believe Lukoya is a cult leader whose presence brings bad omen. I
think it is time Lukoya realised that he is not wanted in the district.
This is the fourth time in less than two years that people are attempting to kill him,” Mr Onyango said.