KAMPALA – A university student was among five people who were on Wednesday, April 29 charged with forgery of COVID-19 motor vehicle stickers.
The group, who operate from Nasser Road, appeared before Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate Marion Mangeni who read to them charges of forgery and doing Negligent Acts likely to spread infection of disease.
They are Ali Byakiika a student at Islamic University of Uganda, Junju Aziizi, a Telecommunication Engineer, Julius Etiru Enyeu, an assistant manager with Teso Coaches, Mugarura Disan Dickson of managing online store-Dickson Collections and a one Byakiika Najib.
They denied the charges but Mangeni sent them on remand until May 12.
It is alleged that between March and April this year, within Kampala, the suspects and others still at large conspired to forge 167 stickers of various categories of Ministry of works and transport purporting the same to be issued by the said ministry whereas not.
The state alleges that the accused persons in forging the said stickers knew that their acts were likely to spread infection of a dangerous disease namely; COVID-19.
Detectives attached to the State House Anticorruption Unit headed by Lt. Col Edith Nakalema revealed that upon arrest, Etiru Enyeu led them to Nasser Road where the rest of the group were operating from.
At least 22 people have since been as government enforces the health guidelines and regulations in connection with the COVID-19 lockdown.