Police interrogate more Immigration staff

KAMPALA.

Six more officials of the Immigration Department have been interrogated by detectives as part of the ongoing mass investigation into alleged abuse of office at the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The group is part of 16 officials earlier summoned to the Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Directorate (CCID) at Kibuli, Kampala, for questioning.

This follows the arrest of more than 10 staff members who were discovered to have reportedly been working illegally in the Immigration Department.

The Director CIID, Ms Grace Akullo, could not be reached for a comment on the latest interrogations of the Immigration staff, but the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Internal Affairs ministry, Mr Benjamin Katana, confirmed that the officials were interrogated on Thursday over the same allegations as their colleagues earlier in the week.

olice said most of the arrested illegal staff are former interns who had sought extension of their internship and had documentary permission to accesses the ministry.

The investigationsHowever, police are still verifying the validity of the documents and the internship identity cards.Police are also investigating claims that the illegal staff members were involved in the issuance of illegal passports and work permits in alleged connivance with the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ officials.

The OfficialsRecently interrogated officials. Mr Jamada Kamwada (senior assistant records officer), Ms Aisha Hussein (immigration officer), Mr Charles Biraba (former human resource officer), Julius Niwagaba (accountant), Mr Denis Okello (statistician) and Aseko Omong (stores supervisor).

Those interrogated earlier. Ms Harriet Bisaso and Ms Justine Anne Kaddu, the head legal, Ms Josephine Ekwang, the in-charge passport delivery Specer Birungi, the head of procurement, Mr William Kibedi and Mr Stephen Siminyu.

SOURCE: DAILY MONITOR

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