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Police arrests two Egyptians over forged student IDs, expired visas

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the  Aswa region police spokesperson said the suspects were illegally staying in the country. (PHOTO/FILE)

GULU – Two Egyptian nationals Mr. Ahmed Abdel Razek, 23, and Mr. Abdel Rahman Sultan, 27, were arrested Tuesday, March 2 for possessing expired visas and forged Ugandan student identity cards in Pawel Pudyek Sub-award, Pawel parish, Gulu Municipality.

According to police, the suspects had visas that expired in January 2019 and student identity cards belonging to Cavendish University, Gulu branch.

Mr. Jimmy Patrick Okema, the  Aswa region police spokesperson said the suspects were illegally staying in the country and when they stormed their residence, the suspects allegedly jumped over their perimeter wall fence and ran away however were arrested with the help of the locals.

“After arrest, we checked and searched their rooms and found that they were in possession of expired Egyptian visas to Uganda since January 2019 meaning they were illegally staying in Uganda. We also found them with forged identity cards from an institution of Cavendish University Gulu branch,” Mr Okema said.

He confirmed that the suspects are detained at Gulu Central Police station on charges of illegal stay in Uganda and forgery.

“We are going deeper to find out their motive of staying illegally in the district because it’s a security threat. These people are renting good places within the Municipality but with no clear source of work,” he said.

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