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'Pastor' fails to 'resurrect' 5 month-old baby, arrested for murder

Police in Luweero have arrested a 'pastor' and three other people for the alleged murder of a five month-old baby.

The 'pastor', Viola Nassanga and her aides Juliet Nakayenga, Edith Nabuule and landlord Lazaro Walakira were arrested and are currently detained at Luweero central police station. Luweero district police commander Benson Byaruhanga Mworozi says that the suspects were arrested in connection to the death of Anita Kwagala.

Byaruhanga explains that a week ago, Nassanga hoodwinked Asineyi Biira, the mother of the child to give her the child for prayers after complaining of sickness. He adds that the child never appeared again until reports emerged on Thursday that she died in the room they'd hired from Walakira while praying for her.

Byaruhanga says that police got the information of the death from area LC 1 chairperson. The toddler's body was found decomposing in the house. It is reported that after learning of the death, the pastor lied to the mother that she had powers to resurrect her and she should remain calm.

The body was taken to Luweero health centre IV were and will be transferred to Mulago referral hospital for post-mortem to establish what caused the death. 

However, pastors led by Morris Kigongo and Amos Nayepe of Luweero Pastors' Fellowship in Luweero have disassociated themselves from the suspect. They claim that Nassanga was practising witchcraft and not Christianity.

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