Five people have been arrested in connection with injuring cows, setting houses ablaze and destroying property belonging to Pastor George Baguma of Bwera Village in Butoole Parish, Kyangwali Sub-county, in Kikuube District.
The arrested include the village chairman, Godwin Munanura, the village woman chairperson, Hellen Kembabazi; Nelson Muheirwe; Aston Muhwezi and George Kamuhanda brother to the complainant pastor Baguma.
The Officer in-charge of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Kikuube Police Station, Ms Stella Atteo, says the suspects are being investigated on charges of arson, malicious damage and injuring animals to the prejudice of Baguma.
The five who were arrested on Friday at around 1am and are currently detained in Kikuube police cells under case number Vide KBE/CRB/512/2022, according to the police officer.
The suspects were apprehended in the nearby Hoima city following intensified inquiries by the regional security team that tricked them out of their hideout for an arrest camouflaged as mediation, according to the Kikuube Resident District Commissioner, Mr Amlan Tumusiime.
On Wednesday morning, some residents hacked Pastor Baguma’s 38 cows to death, burnt down his four houses destroying his two motorcycles and bicycles after the State House Land Protection Unit personnel went and arrested five area residents as prime suspects in relation to a land dispute.