The Kabale grade one magistrate’s court has set free a Filipino pastor who was held for obtaining money by false presence.
Grade One Magistrate Stella Mwali had heard from prosecution that Pastor Lourdes S Ascano between 2nd and 15th November 2013 conned Pastor Margaret Kizza, Joseph Tibisha, Molly Namanya and Pastor Frank Wayu of USD 8280 (about UGX 20,700,000) promising to take them to Israel for a pastoral course which she didn’t.
Court dismissed the case after the prosecution failed to bring evidence incriminating the pastor.
The Court also ordered for her to be handed back her passport and Shs. 6 million which she paid for bail to be refunded.
Justus Muhangi, the pastor’s lawyer told us she would be heading back to her country after behind held in Uganda since 2013.