Pastor Sirajje Ssemanda of Revival Ministries Church, Bombo has been remanded to Kitalya Prison until December 2nd, 2020.
He was charged with 17 counts of obtaining money by false pretense before Grade One magistrate Ketty Joan Acaa. He pleaded not guilty to all the counts.
Pr Ssemanda is accused of defrauding over 400 private school owners and thousands of parents of vulnerable children. Over Shs4 billion has allegedly been defrauded by him on promises of getting them scholarships, trips abroad and connecting them to Operation Wealth Creation.
The State House Anti-Corruption Unit on Sunday arrested Sirajje Ssemanda at Mutukula border as he attempted to flee the country to Tanzania after he had stolen billions of shillings from the vulnerable people.
It is alleged that Pastor Ssemanda connived with Pastor Franklin Mugisha Mondo and Presidential Advisor on Kampala Affairs Catherine Kusasira to swindle over 4 billion from the victims by promising them trips abroad and connecting them to income generating schemes. They also promised to take them to President Museveni for a meeting.
On Saturday, a group of pastors under their umbrella body- Hands Across the World petitioned Lt Col Edith Nakalema, the State House Anti-Corruption Unit Head accusing Kusasira, Mondo and Ssemanda of soliciting from them over Shs4 billion.
Catherine Kusasira and Pastor Mondo have also been summoned by the the State House Anti-Corruption Unit.