Luke Owoyesigire

Police in Kawempe Division are holding two people for impersonating officials of National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA).

Akim Kitiyo, 31, and Wilken Ahabwe were arrested yesterday in an operation that followed complaints of extortion, obtaining money under false pretense and impersonation filed against them at Kanyanya Police Station.

Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed arrest of Kitiyo and Ahabwe.

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He said the suspects were disguising as officials of NIRA before asking for money to speed up ID registration process and selling registration forms respectively.

Upon arrest, Kitiyo had Shs65, 000 on him, part of the money believed he solicited from the public.

They are being held on charges of impersonation and obtaining money under false pretense.

“We have the suspects in our custody. Further inquiries are ongoing and as soon as that is done, we will arraign them before the courts of law,” Owoyesigyire said.