The territorial Police of Kanungu District have in custody John Tumwebaze Viani a resident of Ibambiro cell, Rusoroza parish in Kihihi Sub County for being in possession of adulterated food with a slaughtered dog meat.
The suspect was arrested on Friday 2nd June 2023 at around 11am in the bush at Rutwe cell, town ward in Kihihi town council when he had slaughtered a dog that he was packing in the sack ready to take it for sale to a yet unknown destination.
According to ASP Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police spokesman, Police got a tip off from residents led by Bogere Ibrahim a veteran resident of Rutwe cell after they saw the suspect in the bush and thought had stolen a goat which he intended to slaughter.
The residents were however surprised, when they instead found the suspect slaughtering a dog.
Maate confided to the media that the suspect is in custody and upon completion of inquiries, he will be arraigned before courts of law to answer charges accordingly.
A case of being found in possession of adulterated food was opened at Kihihi Police Station under reference number SD 13/02/06/2023