Five people accused of stealing cows to pay for bride wealth are in police custody in Kazo District.
The District Police Commander, Mr. Philip Mukasa who said investigations were almost complete to have the suspects arraigned to court, identified the main suspect as Bright Muhereza, aged 34, a resident of Omutebbe in Nkungu Sub-County, Kazo District.
It is alleged that Mr. Muhereza, who was the groom, was assisted by the other four suspects to steal the cattle. Mr. Mukasa speaking…….
Mr. Muhereza claims that when he visited his wife’s home last month to pay the bride token, he was asked to provide two cows and two goats, which he didn’t possess.
He then worked diligently to purchase the required cows but denies any involvement in stealing the animals, asserting that a friend he involved in the transaction stole the cows from his neighbor’s farm and sold them to him. Mr. Muhereza speaking……..
Mr. Bob Tumusiime, the owner of the stolen cows, reported that his cows were stolen last week but was surprised when he saw his neighbor bringing them and requesting for grazing space. END