Canada Returnee Arrested for Masquerading as Priest

A 36 year old man in Kisoro District has been arrested for allegedly masquerading as a Catholic priest.

The suspected impersonator is Emmanuel Lambert Ndyanabo, who claims to be an Evangelist and Priest that has been serving in Toronto Archdiocese in Canada and is in Uganda for evangelism.

He was reportedly arrested after he approached pupils and staff of Kisoro Demo Primary School as a priest and asked them to bring offertories to him.

The suspicious school administrators quickly reported the matter to Rev Fr Ignatius Arinaitwe, a curate at St Peters Catholic parish Kisoro who followed it up to the imposter’s arrest.

Rev Fr. Arinaitwe says after getting information, he alerted the police and called the suspect to the parish and asked him questions which he couldn’t answer.

Police then came in and arrested him.

Fr Arinaitwe also revealed that all of Ndyanabo’s claimed places of ministry couldn’t be traced.

The suspect is believed to have misled a number of other Christians before.


He was found with a Movit lotion which he has been using as holy oil.

When asked whether he is a priest, Ndyanabo said God brought him to Kisoro adding that he is a catholic by baptism.

Patrick Byaruhanga, the Kisoro DPC confirmed the arrest of Ndyanabo and says he will soon be arraigned in court.

Ndyanabo is said to have returned from Canada in 2016 before he was arrested in 2017 at the Namugongo Shrine for impersonating a priest. He was jailed for one year and after his release, he moved to Kisoro.

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