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Two in Iganga found with stolen cows
Idd Napeera and Rajab Kintu both residents of Busuuyi village in Kitayundwa sub-county Kamuli district were arrested as they ferried the cow on a bodaboda without a movement permit of a veterinary officer

Police in Iganga district has arrested two men for muzzling a suspected stolen cow on a boda-boda.

Idd Napeera and Rajab Kintu both residents of Busuuyi village in Kitayundwa sub-county Kamuli district were arrested as they ferried the cow on a bodaboda without a movement permit of a veterinary officer.

The two were intercepted at Kasolo village, heading towards Iganga town with the cow tightly fastened on the motorcycle.

The suspects are said to have got the cow from Kamuli district and were heading to Busia.

The LC1 chairman Kasolo village Sembera Herbert said the cow was visibly having pain with the mouth and nose fastened.

The officer in charge Kasolo police post, Ogwang John said the cow is said to have been got from areas of Kamuli district and was being taken to Busia district without proper documents.

The police publicist for Busoga East region James Mubi said it is unlawful to carry animals on bodabodas.

He said the suspects are to be charged with inflicting pain on the animal and being in possession suspected stolen cow.

The two, however, said they were bodaboda riders and were given the cow by a one woman in Kamuli to transport to Iganga at Shs 100.000.

Residents said cases of ferrying stolen animals on bodabodas are on the rise and asked concerned authorities to step up intervention.

The cow was offloaded and together with the suspects there are being kept at Kasolo police post.

Yazid Yolisigira