Buganda road magistrates’ court has issued an arrest warrant against city pastor Franklin Mugisha Mondo. He is wanted to answer charges of obtaining money by false pretence and conspiracy to defraud.
In November 2020, Mondo and presidential advisor Catherine Kusasira were summoned by State House Anti-Corruption Unit over allegations of defrauding Shs4 billion. They were accused of conniving with Pastor Siraje Semanda of Revival Ministries Church Bombo who was arrested from Mutukula border while trying to escape to Tanzania.
Mondo’s arrest warrant comes a few days after he fled the country to South Africa after allegedly receiving death threats.
However, according to court, Mondo has on several occasions failed to turn up to court following various summons prompting prosecution to ask for an arrest warrant.
His lawyers last time informed court that he had flown to South Africa for covid-19 treatment, however on their appearance today, they repeated the same narrative which was objected by prosecution
The trial Buganda Road grade one magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu issued an arrest warrant against Mondo after being convinced by prosecution that the accused can only be compelled to court by the warrant.
Last week Mondo wrote a letter to State House Anti-Corruption unit informing it of the injustice within it and how the unit has tried every possible way to get him charged with more cases without evidence.
“However now that court never remanded me, my enemies want me arrested over thumped up charges, is that justice? This is intended to malign me and injure my reputation before society” part of the letter reads.
“I was arrested together with Dr Hillary Kisanja, Harriet Kusasira who were NRM mobilizers just like me. They have since found their way out of this cases, charges been dropped against them while poor me I’m being persecuted,” he adds.