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Four Arrested over Forged Documents at Police Recruitment in Acholi

The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema says that two suspects were arrested at Kitgum Technical Institute Play Grounds in Kitgum Municipality on Thursday while two others were arrested on Wednesday from Omoro District.
One of the applicant being whisked away after presenting a forged academic transcript at Kitgum Technical Institute on August 1st 2019. Photo By Julius Ocungi

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Four people have been arrested for presenting forged academic documents during the recruitment exercises for Probation Police Constables in Acholi Sub-region.

The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema says that two suspects were arrested at Kitgum Technical Institute Play Grounds in Kitgum Municipality on Thursday while two others were arrested on Wednesday from Omoro District.

He identified the suspects as William Okot a resident of Agago District and Alfred Toolit a resident of Ayul village in Pager Division, Kitgum Municipality.

The others are Nancy Akello who presented a forged national ID in the names of Angom Nancy and Simon Ojok who used a woman’s result slip. 

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Okema says the suspects are being detained at Kitgum Central Police Station and Omoro Police Station Respectively adding that they will be charged with forgery.

More than 200 hundred applicants on Thursday turned up for the recruitment exercise in Kitgum District held at Kitgum Technical Institute Play Grounds.

By the time of filing this report, only 92 applicants had been selected to take part in physical fitness, medical and aptitude test.

Okema says most of the applicants missed out because of age, poor academic performances and being overqualified.

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According to Okema, only 25 slots are available for the recruits in Kitgum District out of which seven will be for female.

Uganda Police Force intends to recruit 4,500 Constables ahead of the 2021 general elections.