By Ivan Mwine
Controversial city pastor Franklin Mondo Mugisha, who fled to the USA last year after learning that he was being hunted by the police to answer charges of fraud and obtaining money by false pretense, faces arrest any time from now after the Family Court at Makindye issued an arrest warrant against him for neglecting his child.
According to our Moles, Mondo is accused by Sarah Nakuya, the mother of his teenage daughter, of not only abandoning her with the child but also refusing to contribute monthly upkeep of Shs300,000 which court directed him to pay some time back when Nakuya sued him over the same matter.
Moles reveal that following his stubbornness, the Family Court at Makindye Chief Magistrates Court has since issued an arrest warrant for Mondo, who is currently chopping money in the USA, over failure to undertake fatherly responsibilities for his 11-year-old daughter.
Nakuya told court that Mondo only gave her child support for two months last year and the next time he tried contacting him his known phone numbers were switched and when she inquired from relatives about where he might be she was told that he had flown out of the country, something that left her stranded, reason why she returned to court.
It should be noted that Mondo fled Uganda last year following the arrest of his accomplices, pastor Umar Ssemanda and Maggie Kayima aka Nabbii Omukazi, over allegations that they conned over Shs4Bn from unsuspecting believers from various churches across the country, who they promised bursaries to study abroad, organizing meetings between investors and President Yoweri Museveni, among other empty promises.
Mondo’s fraud ring was however busted by the head of the State House Anti-Corruption Taskforce Col. Edith Nakalema, who arrested the perpetrators that included popular musician Catherine Kusasira and had them prosecuted in courts of law, although Mondo managed to flee via South Africa and later America, where he currently hibernating.
Over 600 born again pastors petitioned Col. Nakalema complaining that they were defrauded by a group of senior pastors, politicians and army men of over Shs.4Bn, who promised to take them to Israel and South Africa to tour religious sites and also to meet President Museveni, promises they never fulfilled.