Uganda’s popular business zone, known for printing services – and others, Nasser road located in the heart of Capital, Kampala has come to limelight for making bogus documents.
On Thursday, Kampala Metropolitan Police [KMP] arrested seven suspects for printing fake national ID cards, driving permits and company documents. They were found and netted from Miracle House.
Some of these fake documents were produced and later sold to foreigners and nationals to help them acquire employment. Some were being sold to business men and women in the country to evade tax.
Police came to know after one man tipped them of a suspect working there who had asked him to make for him a land title at shs.1.2 million.
For driving permit and national ID, it would cost only shs.120, 000 and shs.130, 000 each, respectively.
Police after invading the building seized the equipments used for forging documents, including a set of tools used in the falsification of official documents and seals belonging to government departments.
For national IDs, those seized have National Identification Numbers [NINs] already given to citizens holding those IDs issued by government.
KMP Commander Moses Kafeero Kabugo, confirmed the arrest on Thursday afternoon.
He condemned the act of dealing in fake things which he says is common in Kampala.
“Uganda has got hi-tech systems used to determine validity of driving permits, national IDs. These fake ones are seen by their poor printing materials and lack of security features,” KMP Chief added.
Those under detention undergoing grilling at Special Investigations Unit and later prosecution are Nulu Isabirye, Ronald Nkwanga, Joan Nakato, Mohammed Tarigenda, Dickson Asaba, Badru Mutumba and Rashim Nakanwagi.
Meanwhile, they have been slapped with forgery vide SD. REF. 45/14/08/2018.