By Benson Tumusiime
Police in Kajjansi have put out of action (killed) one cattle thief, arrested one and rescued 12 heads of cattle the suspects were allegedly transporting.
The two are identified as Moses Nsubuga and Hassan Kashumba. According to police, the above suspects raided homesteads of Nakigalala areas in Kajansi and stole a number of heads of cattle.
Kajjansi Police were tipped off by a trusted source about the thieves, swung into action and setup a snap check point.
As the thieves approached the barricades, they reportedly jumped out of their truck with pangas and attacked the police officers. This act prompted the armed personnel lying in wait to put out of action one suspect who has now been identified as Moses Nsubuga.
One of the cattle owners revealed that the thugs had been sighted in the area posing as potential buyers while they surveyed different potential homes. It’s believed that the suspects were able to master the sleeping hours of the owners and the grazing pattern of the animals before the d-day.
Upon questioning, the surviving suspect identified as Kashumba said their motive for the survey was to study the environment and the possible routes of escape.
Police managed to impound a motor vehicle Canter registration number UAY 633G in which the suspects were carrying their loot. The body of the deceased was later taken to Mulago Mortuary for post-mortem.
The stolen cattle were ably identified and claimed by their rightful owners.
The suspect is currently detained at Kajjansi Police Station awaiting to be charged in courts of law in connection with animal theft vide CRB 569/2018.