Police in Kikaabya Village, Bamunanika Sub-County Luweero District has arrested a man who claims to be the ‘real son of God’ after he appeared extremely suspicious.
Solomon Ssemakula, also known as Elosam Emmanuel Prince, who claims was not born by man but by the spirit, was arrested after a section of residents reported him for looking very suspicious.
According to residents, Jesus was always clad in a blue outfit from head to toe, painted his house blue and everything inside his house was blue, on top of him continuously referring to himself as the only true son of God.
The officer in charge for Wobulenzi Police Station Gideon Byomuhangi said that the police swung in action on the invitation of residents
“When we went there we found that the man puts on blue things only, has a blue carpet, the toilet is blue and everything. We asked why and he said he puts on blue because the sky is blue. He told us that he a true son of God called Jesus Christ and he was born by the spirit, not man,” Byomuhangi said.
According to Police in Luweero, ‘Jesus’ will be charged in court according to the penal code.
This is not the first time ‘Jesus’ is being arrested for who he is. In June 2016, ‘Jesus’ was arrested at Togo village and detained at Kiwoko police station in Luwero after he was found preaching and recruiting several people to prepare for the second coming of ‘his father in heaven.’
In his teaching, ‘Jesus’ asked people not to seek medical services citing he would heal them. He also urged them not to eat cooked food.
He was arraigned in Kiwoko court before Grade I Magistrate Magumu Nasuru and was charged with belonging to an unlawful society contrary to section 56 (1) and 2 (a) of the Penal code act and managing an unlawful society contrary to section 57 of the penal code act.
In one of the court sessions, Ssemakula threw the court into chaos when he refused to answer questions because the magistrate was referring to him by his given name Ssemakula.
He said he would only reply when called ‘Jesus’ the ‘prince of peace’.
After he was charged, Ssemakula pleaded he would stop calling himself Jesus and also promised to disband his cult. He was then granted bail after presenting three sureties.
Semakula also apologized to his followers and the whole nation for hoodwinking them into believing that he was a son of God and a prince of peace sent to save the world.
In November 2017, Ssemakula has again arrested for identifying himself as Joshua ‘Jesus Christ’. He was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Juliet Hatanga on November 9 on charges of belonging to an unlawful society contrary to section 56 (1) and 2 (a) of the Penal code Act while at the same time managing an unlawful Society contrary to section 57 of the Penal Code Act, the man said he was called Joshua ‘Jesus Christ.’
Joshua, however, claimed he was not subject to any worldly authority, not police, army or any courts. He was consequently remanded to Butuntumula Government Prison in Luweero District until November 22, 2017.
In November 2018, Police in Lira arrested a one Alex Okello who claimed to be “Jesus Christ” and he ordered all his followers to sell their property and give him the money.