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Ibanda: Angry residents burn car of suspected cattle thieves

Angry residents of Kyeikucu cell in Kagongo Division, Ibanda Municipality have burnt a vehicle of suspected cattle thieves.

Edirisa Kyeyune, the Ibanda district Police commander (DPC) confirmed the incident and said Pascal Mugisha, the owner of the car who is currently the main suspect in the theft of the cow is on the run and so are two of his accomplices.

The suspects are said to have stolen the cow valued at UGX 2m during the night of November 20th from Francis Kasamba’s farm in Rukokoma village.

Charles Bamwine, the LCI chairperson Rukokoma II cell, said the Toyota Premio REG No UAR 749A was found loaded with meat at about 3am, prompting the community members to set it ablaze.

Bamwine said the community was venting its anger following a spate of insecurity in the area, mainly caused by vanilla and livestock thieves.

He explained that the car was coming from Katengyeta to Kyeikucu, when it got stuck in mud after the heavy downpour and was making noise deep in the night.

DPC Kyeyune said that no one has been arrested for participating in the burning of the car, however, he cautioned the public against mob action.

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