Fr Gerald Lwanga, a Catholic Priest in Masaka Diocese is on the spot for engaging in the blackmail of Bukoto Central member of Parliament Eng. Sebamala Richard who he accused in a viral video that he stole Ugx5m meant for iron sheets to roof his school’s girls’ dormitory in Katinyondo, Kyanamukaaka sub-county, Masaka District.
In a video seen by The Standard, Fr Gerald Lwanga popularly known as Fr Gerry accused Engineer Sebamala of taking shs5 million from the school that he parades as a community project to donors promising to top it up, to buy them iron sheets for roofing the school but had neither seen the iron sheets nor refunded the money.
The priest painted Sebamala as dishonest, despite the fact that he trusted him with the money. The website has also learnt that Ugx1.5m of the said Ugx5m had been a contribution from the Hon. MP when he visited the school in December last year.
It has since emerged that the Catholic priest made utterances under political influence meant to blackmail Sebamala whose opponent, had instead donated the iron sheets and wanted to recall the money.
Screenshots of a conversation between Sebamala and Fr Gerry, this website has seen, show that the priest filmed the video knowingly and told Sebamala he requested Frank Wekumbule not to air out the video.
It also emerged that the priest knew the bloggers who were circulating the video because he confessed to having them withdraw the video from the public.
The WhatsApp chat clearly indicating regret from the priest is proof that Fr Gerry didn’t observe prudence in his attack on the sitting MP for Bukoto Central.
We expect men of God to have humility and patience, especially during trying moments like this. A month of waiting for a refund couldn’t hurt.
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