By Spy Uganda
Terwane Hakim alias Umaru, a 43 year old, and a resident of Lubigi in Nansana Municipality is behind bars after being found with 10,722 National Identity Cards, 68 Ugandan Passports, 237 Ugandan Driving Permits, two Motor vehicle number plates, warrant cards and ATM cards for different Banks among other documents.
Uganda Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that the above were discovered during an operation conducted by Environmental Protection Police together with territorial Police of Nassana, on 24th August, 2022, with the aim of evicting wetland encroachers along Lubigi wetland in Nansana Municipality, Wakiso District, along the northern bypass.
”Security teams found Terwane Hakim alias Umaru, a 43 year old, and a resident of Lubigi in Nansana Municipality, in possession of 10,722 National Identity Cards, 68 Ugandan Passports, 237 Ugandan Driving Permits, two Motor vehicle number plates, warrant cards and ATM cards for different Banks among other documents,” says Enanga.
He adds that Terwane Hakim is currently on remand in Budaka prisons for aggravated robbery registered in KIBUKU vide ref. CRB 205/2018 where one Katumwebaze Moreen was robbed of her ID, phone, laptop among others along Tirinyi- Buseeta Road.
”Katumwebaze’s ID has since been identified among the recovered items and the suspect is appearing on 10th November 2022 at Budaka Chief Magistrate,” adds Enanga.
Police has since appealed to the general public and specifically, those who may have lost their National IDs, Passports and Driving Permits to pass by CID Headquarters Kibuli Kampala to cross check and identify their missing documents.
”Inquiries are still ongoing for cases related to Without Authority deprives or disposes holder of his or her national Identification card contrary to C/S 77 (b) and Unlawfully keeps or takes possession of a national identity card that belongs to another person C/S 77 (e) of the registration of Persons Act among others,” says Enanga.
He adds, ”Working with respective Issuing Agencies of National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control under the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Works and Transport, we have been able to thoroughly verify all the documents and confirmed that they are genuine.”