Rwandans arrested with Ugandan identity cards

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Special Investigations Division [SID] detectives have arrested four Rwandan nationals who were found with Uganda National Identity cards.

The suspects include Rwandan students of Kampala International University who reportedly obtained the IDs for espionage on behalf of Rwandan government.

An official from National Identification and Registration Authority (Nira) was also arrested for conniving to register the Rwandans and other foreigners as Ugandan citizens.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga told Uganda Radio Network that the suspects were being held on charges of obtaining National IDs by fraud.

Enanga said detectives are going back to the villages where these identity cards were processed.

He said the Local Council members who appended their signatures on the applications for identity cards and those who seconded them will be questioned as well.

On conviction, the offence attracts five years in jail or a Shs2.4m fine or both.

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