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Man steals offertory, sentenced to community service
Publish Date: Jul 01, 2014
Man steals offertory, sentenced to community service
Simon Ngasirweki, 46, stole the offertory in May
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By Emmanuel Luganda

Court in Kampala has sentenced Ex-UPDF soldier to 2 weeks of community service for stealing two envelopes of offertory at Synagogue Church at Mulago in Kampala. 
 
Simon Ngasirweki, 46, a former UPDF soldier a resident of Kyebando-Kisalosalo in Kawempe division was sentenced to two weeks of community service at Synagogue Church after pleading guilty to charges of stealing two envelopes of offertory before LDC coutrt. The envelop contained sh13,000 during a church service that was conducted by Pastor Samuel Kakande.
 
Ngasirweki, a pickup driver pleaded guilty to the offence and requested the magistrate to give him a fair sentence since he was on medication.
 
“I am on drugs for HIV/AIDS which has weakened my body, so I request for a fair punishment,” the convict asked court.
 
Asked why he stole the offertory yet he had initially told court that he had gone to church to be blessed, Ngasirweki told court that it was satan who tempted him to steal.
 
The magistrate Jolly Nkore Shwandah convicted the accused to two weeks community service at Synagogue Church as well as pay back the money.
 
State prosecutor, Lydia Mbabazi told court that this is the second time Ngasirweki is convicted of stealing offertory at the same church where is a member.
 
“In April this year, he committed the same offence but there was no evidence to pin him. So he should be given a formidable sentence so that he can reform,” said Mbabazi.
 
Court heard that on May 25, 2014, Ngasirweki stole shs13,000 offertory from the collection basket while attending prayers at Synagogue Church of all Nations.
 
John Kakooza, one of the ushers in the church alerted security which arrested Ngasirweki and charged him with stealing offertory before arraigning him before court. 

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