Following the video that went viral on different social media channels showing Prophet Kintu Denis whipping some of the members of his church, police have instituted an investigation into the matter.
The events have attracted public concern about how the self-proclaimed “man of God” conducted himself. Kintu was arrested yesterday.
Julius Allan Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson says that the Prophet Kintu was summoned by the District security committee headed by the Resident City Commissioner Mr Badru Mugabi.
’Upon interrogation, he told the committee that what he did was only a demonstration of how Jesus treated those he found selling goods in church,’’ Hakiza explained.
According to the police spokesperson, the committee also established that the church is operating illegally without clear documents from the City Authority or Uganda Registration Services Bureau.
The committee, therefore, decided to arrest the prophet and four other members of his church including; Mugisha James, Mbabazi Stella, Tusiime Twaha and Nsiimwe Bila,’’ Hakiza added.
The suspects are detained at Hoima central Division Headquarters.
Upon being questioned by the security team led by Hoima RDC Badru Mugabi, the pastor said he was following in the footsteps of Jesus, who in the bible, flogged people who were doing commercial business in the Temple.
The police mouthpiece asserts that a search has also been conducted inside the church and three pieces of sticks that they suspect to have been used by the suspect were recovered.
We call upon the Uganda Human Rights Commission to pick interest in the conduct of such self-proclaimed prophets who are abusing the right to serve God,’’ he said.