THE Immigration Department in Mpika have arrested nine Ethiopian nationals after they were involved in an accident in Shiwangándu district of Muchinga Province for illegal entry into the country.
Public relations officer Mubanda Chileshe told the Daily Nation that the nine were arrested after the vehicle they were travelling in careered off the road, leaving one dead while the driver of the vehicle escaped.
Ms. Chileshe explained that immigration officers also refused entry to three Tanzanian nationals for travelling with forged documents.
“The Immigration Department in Mpika arrested nine Ethiopian nationals who were involved in an accident in Shiwang’adu district of Muchinga Province. The total number of Ethiopians was 12, one died, two are admitted in hospital and a Zambian national who was the driver of the vehicle escaped.
“The same office removed eight Ethiopian nationals via Nakonde border post. On the same day Nakonde border refused entry to three Tanzanian nationals. On 20th September the same Office refused entry to three Burundian nationals who were travelling on forged travel documents. Mpika office arrested a Ugandan national for illegal stay and on 18th September, 2015 immigration officers in Nchelenge released three female Congolese nationals on medical grounds,” Ms. Chileshe said.
Meanwhile Ms. Chileshe revealed that a Somali national in Ndola was convicted and fined K800 or in default 6 months simple imprisonment for working illegally, which he has since paid and relocated.
She also said her officers in Chingola arrested a Tanzanian national for illegal entry and stay while in Kasumbalesa, a Congolese national was convicted and sentenced to a fine of K1200 or 5 months simple imprisonment for illegal entry.
She also in default explained that a Somali national was convicted and sentenced to a fine of K2000 or 6 months simple imprisonment in default for illegal stay while the Kitwe Office removed 10 Tanzanian nationals for illegal stay.