By Ambrose Kweronda
In Kampala/ Kanungu–
The three suspects, allegedly involved in the killing of 6 lions at the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kanungu district, on the 20.03.2021, have been transferred to the Directorate of CID, Kibuli, for further court action.
According to police, suspects are; Tumuhirwe Vincent a peasant , Miryango David 68 a traditional healer both residents of Tukundane village, and Ariho Robert, a 40-year-old male peasant of Kazinga lower village.
Police say that the three will be arraigned before the Utility court of Buganda road, on 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 containing suspected animal fats, which were all exhibited.
Police sources say other exhibits recovered include a tin of suspected poison, and spears.
Source further say that the suspects, who were thoroughly interrogated, admitted the killing of lions for body parts and fats, which are used for ritualistic cleansing.
Suspects allegedly narrated that on the 20.03.2021, they drove a herd of antelopes towards a pride of lions. After a successful catch by the lions, the suspects chased them away and laced the catch with poison, which the lions eventually ate and died.
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