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Seven arrested in cattle, vehicle theft

Seven people have been arrested by detectives from Old Kampala working with the Flying Squad Unit on allegations of stealing motor vehicles and theft of cattle.

In the operation which was conducted on the 28th July 2022 in Lungujja Lubaga Division Kampala, police recovered a motor vehicle UAY 581R which was reported stolen from Ndejje on 22nd July and 32 heads of cattle.

According to ASP Luke Owoyesigyire Deputy PRO KMP, upon interrogation, the suspects confessed that they are also involved in the theft of different types of motor vehicles including; Nadia, Wish, Ipsum and Noah.

They then proceed to remove the rear seats and use the cars to transport stolen cattle from Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Kiboga and Kyankwazi districts.

The cows are later sold to two people identified by the suspects as Lubinga Musa from whose home in Lungujja we recovered 9 cows and Bika Joseph where 23 cows were recovered from his home in Lungujja. Both buyers were arrested.

Other suspects in custody include Maseruka Ashraf, Seruwu Muhammad, Semanda Ivan, Tumwine Fred and Kamugisha Brian. They are all detained at Cps Kampala flying squad headquarters on allegations of theft of cattle and theft of a motor vehicle.

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