The Criminal Investigations Directorate has filed charges against the Kole District Registration Officer at NIRA for alleged abuse of his office.
According to SCP Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, Asiimwe Fabby Innocent moved a registration kit from Kole district to Kampala and used it to register individuals outside his jurisdiction without authorization in 2001 while serving as the district registration officer, which is against NIRA procedures and guidelines.
“The kit was used to register both Ugandan and Foreign Nationals, most of whom, presented forged documents at the time of registration,” Enanga said.
Enanga noted that some people were registered during the late hours of the night, which also contradicts NIRA guidelines, adding that he did all this for personal gains.
“Much as the suspect could have pursued the abuse of office for profit, such crimes are often means to other ends, such as terrorism, money laundering and trafficking in persons,” he added.
Enanga assured Ugandans of its commitment as a police force to punish those who manipulate the National Identification System.
The suspect is scheduled to appear before the Anti-corruption division at Kololo, for Abuse of Office, which violates Section 11, Subsection 1 of the Anti-corruption Act, as amended.