John Reagan Ngobi was motivated by his poverty situation which pushed him to buy two litres of petrol

KAMPALA-(MaraviPost)-The police in Uganda have arrested 21-year-old man after he reportedly told police that he had set inferno three churches due to his poverty despite their prosperity teachings.

According to a police statement issued shortly after his arrest, the suspect who was identified as John Reagan Ngobi was motivated by his poverty situation which pushed him to buy two litres of petrol and one for paraffin that he used to burn church property with the intent to burn the churches completely to ashes.

The suspect was armed with three brand new knives when he was apprehended by police which he claimed were for self-defense in case he was caught in action.

As reported by Daily Monitor, the churches which were burnt include; St Noah Catholic Church Kasokoso under the leadership of Rev Father Mathias Mulumba Kalemba; Liberty church of Christ international for Born Agains under the leadership of Pastor Bageya Vincent; and God’s Tour promising church located in Kasokoso under Pastor Odinga Kadika Nandere.

In one church, clothes for the reverend, church books, alter wine, curtains and plastic chairs all valued at Shs1.5 million were put on fire with intent to burn the whole church but the fire did not spread further.

Meanwhile, Police are yet to examine the suspect to establish his mental state and search his home to recover any material of evident value.

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