It is alleged that Muhereza, who was the groom, was assisted by the other four suspects to steal the cattle. Mukasa suspects that these four are part of a larger network involved in cattle theft in the district.
Five people accused of stealing cows to pay for bride price are
in police custody in Kazo District.
The District Police Commander, Philip
Mukasa, has identified the main suspect as Bright Muhereza, aged 34, a resident
of Omutebbe in Nkungu Sub-County, Kazo District.
It is alleged that Muhereza,
who was the groom, was assisted by the other four suspects to steal the cattle.
Mukasa suspects that these four are part of a larger network involved in cattle
theft in the district.
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Muhereza claims that when he visited his wife's home last month
to pay the bride price, he was asked to provide two cows and two goats, which
he didn't possess.
He worked diligently to purchase the required cows. However, he denies any involvement in stealing
cows, asserting that a friend stole the cows from his neighbor's farm and sold
them to him.
He narrates that after paying the bride price, his father-in-law arranged for his immediate neighbor to graze the cows on his farm, which Muhereza recognized and reported to the police. This eventually led to Muhereza's arrest.
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Bob Tumusiime, the owner of the stolen cows, reported that his
cows were stolen last week. He was surprised when he saw his neighbor bringing
them and requesting grazing space.
Mukasa mentioned that investigations are
ongoing, and the suspects will be charged with cattle theft based on the advice
of the Director of Public Prosecutions.