A deoxyribonucleic acid test, commonly known as DNA, conducted on a six- month- old child believed to have been fathered by self-proclaimed Prophet, Elisha Grace Okone of Ejok Edeke Healing Ministries out of wedlock have turned out positive.
The test results were read out before Charles Yeteise, the Moroto Chief Magistrate on Wednesday.
The DNA results issued by MBN clinical laboratories, Kampala on June 28th show that the probability of an error stood at 0.01% after the match with 99.99 percent confidence. The test results signed by Dr. Freddie Bwanga, show that the calculation of the probability that Okone was the father of the disputed child was performed according to Essen-moller, in cases of disputed parentage.
However, Pastor Okone disputed the results, saying he wants another test. But the State Attorney, Gerald Amalo objected to the request, saying it was Pastor Okone who proposed the laboratory facility and even met the cost of the test.
In his ruling, Yeteise ordered Okone to provide monthly maintenance of Shillings 100,000 for the child and open up an account with Rainbow Clinic Moroto for the child’s treatment. Court denied Okone access to the child since he had disowned her before court.
Christians in Moroto have welcomed the news of the Pastor’s indictment, saying it is a huge relief and revelation from God. Esther Apio, formerly a member of Ejok Edeke church in Kambizzi in Moroto Municipality, says she had to run for her life after learning the church had issues.
Catherine Anyango, a resident of Moroto town, says the outcome from Ejok Edeke Ministries should send a lesson to Christians looking for miracles.
Trouble for Pastor Okone started after he was implicated by community members and Moroto Pastors and Elder’s Fellowship for alleged sexual misconduct.
Matters escalated when one of the young worshippers dragged him to court for declining to provide for a child he fathered with her, which led to the Wednesday ruling. Ejok Edeke Healing Ministries has been operating in Moroto since 2015.