Drama at police station as suspect moos like a cow

Monday December 9 2013

By Yazid Yolisigira

Iganga - There was drama at Iganga Police Station on Friday when a woman, who was being held in the police cells for allegedly stealing a cow, started mooing like one.

According to officers at the station, the suspect had arrived at the station with the animal from Bugiri District and asked them to buy it.

The district police commander, Mr Herbert Nuwagaba, told the Daily Monitor that the officers ordered the woman to leave the station after she failed to produce proof of ownership, but she declined, forcing them to place her under arrest.

The woman, however, reportedly sent fellow inmates into a panic when she went on her fours and started mooing like a cow, forcing them to raise alarm, compelling the police officers to intervene.

When police officers brought her out of the cells, she started eating grass and mowing alongside the suspected stolen cow that had been tethered in police station compound.

The action attracted the attention of nearby residents and passersby who were bewildered.


The police officers were by press time still waiting for anyone to report theft of a cow or to claim it.

Mr Nuwagaba said such a report or claim might be helpful in solving the mystery.