Most of the stolen cows are smuggled to Kenya and Tanzania across Lake Victoria. In the past, Police has come under criticism for failing to stem the cattle thefts. In May last year, residents petitioned Richard Gulume Balyainho, the Buvuma Resident District Commissioner over the matter.
According to George Obia, the Moroto District Police Commander, Lodat was picked up by crime preventers who heard him asking his relatives to cross to Kenya after killing a UPDF truck driver. Obia says the suspect will soon appear in court to answer murder related charges.