Rev. Karangwa was arrested in October 2019. He was charged with using a forged document while running for the position of Deputy Spokesperson for ADEPR, as it required that the candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree.
He purported that he graduated from the Philippines and Uganda, but it turned out all his academic documents were fake.
On the evening of June 30, 2020, the Nyarugenge High Court handed down its final verdict in the case, declaring Rev Karangwa innocent.
“Court decided to accept the prosecution’s complaint because it came in the way and accordance with the law but finds it unfounded. It decided that the Prosecution should not extend the period of further investigation because the case has been in court for more than six months.”
It ruled that there was no irrefutable evidence against Karangwa John for making and using forged documents.
Rev. Karangwa John, who was imprisoned in Mageragere, was released and the news of his release was well-received by his family.
IGIHE learned that ADEPR had not yet replaced Rev Karangwa John.
Rev. Karangwa was elected ADEPR Deputy Spokesperson on May 20, 2017.