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Teenage Cattle Thief Survives Lynching

Police in Mbarara yesterday rescued an 18year old youth from being lynched by angry residents after being found with 2 stolen cows.

The suspect Alex Nuwongire said he is an employee of one Mubarak of Kibona cell, Nyakayojo division in Mbarara Municipality.

Samson Kasasira, the area police mouthpiece says the suspect was caught on Thursday morning at around 8; 30am with 2 stolen cows and locals tried to murder him.

Alex Nuwongire at Mbarara Police station
Alex Nuwongire at Mbarara Police station

He was also found with duplicated LC 1 papers for the stolen animals that were being transported in the canter truck number UAY 802C along Mbarara-Bushenyi road

During interrogations Nuwongire said he had four colleagues who fled when they were intercepted by the mob.

The case is registered at Mbarara police station under SD ref.15/14/09/2017.

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