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.