By Our Reporter
The refugee who missed her flight because of being denied by Entebbe Immigration officials (the three officials were later arrested) has been revealed.
The refugee has been identified as Ande Segen, an Eritrean. Segen had paid for three tickets; two for her children identified as Bereket Yolyanarobiel and Bereket Maranatharobiel.
The identity of the Eritrean refugee was revealed in a press statement dated 5th March 2022 released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The statement signed by the Director Citizenship and Immigration Control, Maj. General Appollo Kasiita – Gowa was to the effect that government had refunded the three tickets and the family flew out of the country on the 7th March 2022.
The statement also accuses the three Immigration officials of not carrying out due diligence on the immigration documents that the Eritrean family presented to them saying the documents were later found to be authentic.
On 3rd March, 2022 State House Anti- Corruption Unit in liaison with Uganda Police arrested three immigration officers at Entebbe International Airport.
The trio identified as Caroline Kabugo (shift Supervisor), Martha Mboneko & Julius Musalwa (Immigration officers) were arrested following a tip off from a whistleblower.
According to the State House Anti- Corruption Unit, the three allegedly abused their office when they caused a refugee to miss her flight purporting that she had forged clearance documents from the Office of the Prime Minister to the contrary.
“The traveler has since incurred extra costs in excess of $1800. Investigations are being carried out,” the State House Anti- corruption Unit statement read in part.