The suspects were picked up in a joint operation by Police and KCCA law enforcement officers from Nasser road and Kawempe division towards the end of last month.
Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has netted 8 people suspected of forging receipts and stamps of various government and local authorities. The suspects were picked up in a joint operation by Police and KCCA law enforcement officers from Nasser road and Kawempe division towards the end of last month.
They include a woman in her late twenties and seven men. A source that spoke to URN on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter says the suspects were found with forged documents, and stamp making devices for many organizations. The receipts included those suspected to have been issued to Taxi drivers to evade the payment of the monthly operational dues.
The forgeries included State House stamps, Inspectorate of government, parliament, Uganda Revenue Authority, Uganda Police Force, Educational institutions, banks and nongovernmental organizations. Preliminary investigations indicate that the suspects had specialized in forging stamps and signatures of high profile officials such as President Yoweri Museveni, KCCA executive director and speaker of parliament.
Peter Kaujju the KCCA public relations officer confirmed the arrest of the suspects but declined to divulge details. He explains that KCCA become suspicious after some taxi drivers started presenting forged bank slips claiming they had paid the monthly 120,000 shillings charges.
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Kaujju declined to reveal the identities of the suspects for fear of jeopardizing their investigations. He said Jennifer Musisi, the KCCA executive Director would issue a full statement on the matter at a press conference but didn’t give any specific dates.
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