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Nigerian National Arrested in Luweero Trying to Acquire Ugandan ID

Isah Ssemwogerere the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson says that Police has preferred charges of forgery and illegal stay against Tochukwa.
Police in Luweero town has arrested a Nigerian national for trying to acquire a Ugandan National Identification card. Temele Tochukwa Chikwendu, aged 30 years who has been residing in Gaba, Kampala city has been picked by Policemen from the National Identification and Registration Offices located in Luweero town.

Tochukwa had reportedly gone to the offices with forged LC letters and birth certificate seeking to apply for a National ID after his visa expired. It is alleged that Tochukwa falsely claiming to be a Ugandan born to residents of Nyimbwa sub-county in Luweero, presented a forged birth certificate.

But the enrollment officers got suspicious after he failed to defend the letters and they alerted Policemen at Luweero Central Police Station immediately arrested him.

Isah Ssemwogerere, the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson says that Police has preferred charges of forgery and illegal stay against Tochukwa. He adds that the file of Tochukwa has been sent to the Resident State Attorney to sanction the charges.

Before Tochukwa's arrest, there has been a public outcry in Luweero town over the influx of foreigners with some buying land and others constructing houses where they stay. According to Annual Crime Report, a total of 46persons were deported from Uganda in 2020.They were deported on court order for illegal entry and stay in Uganda. 

The report indicates that 35 were Congolese, six were Rwandans, whereas Tanzania and Burundi had two cases each. One person was a Dutch national.

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