Police in Agago district is investigating the demolition of a Catholic Church building in Onudapet Village, Kotomor Sub County, by unknown people.

 St. Thomas Chapel sat on a one-acre piece of land donated by a faithful, Martin Odur in the 1990s, for the construction of the church.  

It is not known when the church was demolished, but the news reached the chapel leaders on Thursday afternoon.  

A community member who spoke on condition of anonymity, claimed there is a conflict with leaders of other denominations.

However, Richard Okwir, the chairperson of St. Thomas Chapel dismisses the claim saying that the church leaders have not been in any wrangle with any individual or community, and wonders what could have made someone think of committing such a crime. 

Okwir says the news of the demolition of the church stunned the church leaders, more so the catechist who had to be admitted at Onudapet Health Center II, where he is still recovering from the shock of the sudden announcement.

Fr. Cyprian Ocen, the Parish Priest of Patongo Catholic Parish confirmed the incident and advised the Christians who worship at the chapel to remain calm and cautioned them against reacting in ways that will be considered unlawful. 

Emmanuel Okot, the RDC of Agago district condemned the demolition of the church and asked police to quickly investigate the matter to bring the suspects to book. END.


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