Gulu Pastor Arrested Over Indecent Assault

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Pastor Felix Lawoko of voice of Hope Church in Kabedopong, Bardege division in Gulu Municipality was on Thursday detained over allegations of indecent assault of a minor.

Lawoko who doubles as the overseer of born again churches in Acholi Sub region is accused of indecently assaulting a 16-year old girl.

Pastor Lawoko was arrested after he reported to Gulu central Police Station to write a statement on the case.

Mega Fm reported earlier that the minor’s mother, Lakop Catherine reported the case to police accusing Lawoko who is also the director of Voice of Hope Nursery and Primary School where her daughter sat Primary Leaving Examination had volunteered to sponsor the girl for a tailoring apprenticeship at Gulu main market.

Lakop told police that Lawoko took her daughter to Golden Inn hotel in Pece division where he touched her with intention of having sex but left after she screamed.

Police said they have so far recorded statements of the lodge attendant, tailor complainant and the mother of the minor.

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region police spokesperson said the case file has been forwarded to resident state attorney for legal advice.

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