Suspected killers of Kanungu Lions transferred to CID headquarters

By APN Reporter

Three  suspects held over the killing  of three lions   at the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kanungu district, on the 20.03.2021, have been transferred to the Directorate of CID, Kibuli.

The three face various charges of unlawfully killing wild life species, unlawfully entry into wildlife protected areas and being in unlawful possession of wildlife pieces of three lion heads, 15 legs, jerry can be containing suspected animal fats, which were all exhibited.

According to police spokesperson Fred Enanga, the suspects who include : Vincent Tumuhirwe (48)  a    of Tukundane village, Robert Ariho  a 40-year-old male peasant of Kazinga lower village and David Miryango  , a 68-year-old male, traditional healer of Tukundane village, will be arraigned before the Utility court of Buganda road.

 Other exhibits which were recovered include a tin of suspected poison, and spears. The dead lions and 9 other wild birds that died after eating the poisonous carcasses were forensically examined by the veterinary experts from Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Enanga also cautions the locals to desist from the unlawful practice which he says cannot be tolerated.