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10 suspects arrested for cattle thefts at the state farm Gomba


By Hannah Marion Namukasa

The Flying Squad Unit, (FSU), in coordination with the territorial teams at Katonga Region and Gomba CPS, have in custody, 10 suspects who are highly linked to the continuous theft of cattle from the State Farm in Kirasi, Ddegeya parish, Maddu subcounty, in Gomba district.

According to police spokesperson SCP Fred Enanga, the facts gathered indicate that on the 29.03.2024 at around 10am, 05 cows were reported missing under suspicious circumstances, from the farm, and the matter reported at Kajumiro Police Post.

A task team of FSU was dispatched from the Crime Intelligence Headquarters, which established that a one Nyanzi Robert, a cattle dealer of Lwekibira village was buying stolen cows from the State farm. His arrest led to the tracking down of five other cattle dealers, who were also arrested. These include; Aliho Frank, a 29 year old, cattle dealer of Kirasi village, Tatuleka Fred also of Kirasi village, Tumusiime Godan, a 30 year old, cattle dealer of Kirasi village, Kanyerezi Willy, a 35 year old, dealer of Kajumiro village and Gumisiriza Godfrey, a businessman of Kajumiro village.

An additional 4 (four), suspects were also arrested on the 5.03.2024, at around 8pm. These include; Bazibumbira Wilson, a 40 year old, veterinary officer, attached to the farm, Kirimunte Ronald, a 50 year old, cattle dealer of Kyamabaale village, Byarugaba Matiya, a 56 year old, peasant of Kigoma village and Gitta Ronald a 30 year old, Manager at the State Farm.

“In unravelling the cattle theft racket, we discovered that the dealers conspired with workers at the state farm, to steal the cows. We will continue to work with our local partners to pursue all those responsible for perpetrating cattle theft from the state farm, and dismantle their criminal racket. The intelligence led operations are continuous and we like to applaud our Flying Squad teams and the territorial units in Gomba, for their efforts.” Said Enanga

10 suspects arrested for cattle thefts at the state farm Gomba

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