8 arrested in Kampala over fake passports


Eight people have been arrested by the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control for forging passports and other immigration documents.

According to Uganda Radio Network, the suspects were arrested from Nkrumah road, Kampala in an operation mounted by the Department of Legal and Inspections, a unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

They include two women and six men.
The arrested persons are identified as Shamavu Chirimwami and Musa Lokwa – both nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, and Ugandans Lule Lukwata Fred, James Kizito, Alice Solome Mugerwa, Christopher Kambere, Justin Kasante and Ibrahim Lokwa Bombeni.

They were found in possession of fake passports of Benin, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda and a collection of immigration facility stamps which include, among others, special pass stamps, visitors pass, passport forms, bank receipts and verification stamps.

Jacob Siminyu, the spokesperson of the internal affairs ministry told URN the suspects will be charged with forgery and illegal possession of government documents.

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