MASINDI, UGANDA: Police in Masindi District has arrested four Tata lories for allegedly carrying stolen sugar cane belonging to Kinyara Sugar Limited.
According to the press release issued by Kinyara Sugar Limited indicates that the four lorries with registration number UBJ 152J, UBJ 150G, UBG 578X, and UBH 009Q were intercepted by Kinyara Sugar Limited’s security personnel as they were transporting sugar cane from Kinyara Sugar Limited’s plantations in Butobe village in Bikonzi Sub county in Masindi District.
The incident according to the company statement happened on Wednesday night at around 11pm.
Information obtained indicates that the four Tata lories were carrying sugar cane of about 90 tones worth Shs 7,906,000/=.
Mathias Wanock the Kinyara Sugar Limited’s spokesperson says stealing of sugar cane practices has reduced the company’s profits.
“We have reported the incident to Masindi Central Police station so make thorough investigations on the matter and arrest all the suspects so that if found guilty be punished”. Wanock said.
At time of this report, all the four vehicles had been parked at Masindi CPS’s compound.
Julius Allan Hakiza the Albertine Regional police spokesperson has confirmed the arrest of the four Tata lories and one driver of one of the vehicles as police continues to investigate the incident.
“We have impounded four vehicles and one driver identified as Geoffrey Kamihanda and is in our custody at Masindi CPS while the rest are still at large”. Hakiza said