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10 arrested over issuance of NRC’s – Kampyongo

TEN suspects have been arrested in separate incidents in relation to the issuance of the National Registration Cards (NRCs).

This is in connection with the lost 1, 500 blank NRCs that UPND cadres displayed on television.

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo said among the people arrested are three officers from the Department of National Registration, Passports and Citizenship.

Mr. Kampyongo said this in a ministerial statement to parliament on the purported issuance of NRCs to non-eligible persons during the 2020 mobile exercise.

Mr. Kampyongo said police had also arrested two officials from an opposition political party who produced a large stack of NRC’s when they appeared on MUVI TV.

He said some of the NRCs that they displayed on TV were printed on the material bearing the serial number of the blank NRCs which were stolen.

Mr Kampyongo disclosed that police has also arrested five suspects and charged them with aggravated robbery and malicious damage to property.

The five are alleged to have been clad in UPND regalia when they approached a team of officers and grabbed a set of 3 equipment.- ZNBC

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