Police arrest bridegroom at ceremony

There was drama in Kasese District when police stormed a traditional introduction ceremony in Kahokya village, Lake Katwe Sub-county and arrested a 30-year-old bridegroom together with his father-in-law over theft allegations.

The Officer-in-Charge of Kyarumba Police Post, Mr Gideon Isemuthange, confirmed the suspect and his father in-law’s arrest on Monday.

According to police, the suspect allegedly stole five goats from three homes in Kaghema village in Kyarumba Sub-county to pay bride price.

It is alleged that after stealing the goats, he sold two of them to raise money to buy a blanket, bedsheets and other items for his mother-in-law.

Luck runs outUnfortunately for him, police sighted the stolen goats as the suspect travelled from his place to his in-laws for the ceremony.

An eye witness said by the time police stormed the home, he had slaughtered one of the three goats.

The suspects have reportedly been remanded to Nyabirongo local government prison waiting to appear in Court.

Police in Kyarumba Sub-county have complained that thefts targeting goats had been on the increase since the beginning of the year.

The Police said last week a 22-year-old man, was arrested for allegedly stealing a goat belonging to a teacher at Bwitho Primary School.


SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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