By UTN Reporter
Security officers in Kampala have arrested one of the top immigration officer on allegations relating to involvement in selling Ugandan passports to foreigners who in turn use these passports in dubious criminal activities.
Ronald Magala Ssematiko, a principal immigration officer, who is also an acting assistant commissioner of citizenship and passport control, is currently being held in unknown location for about two weeks.
According to sources, Sematiko was picked from his office on July 23 at the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
There are reports that foreign nationals have been paying between $5,000 (about Shs18.4m) and $20,000 (Shs73.7m) to immigration officials to acquire Ugandan passports.
The Spokesperson of the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control, Siminyu Jacob confirmed the arrest though didn’t disclose which agency arrested Ssematiko.
The police spokesperson Emilian Kayima, denied Sematiko being in police custody.