Pakistani national to serve one year, 8 months in jail for illegal entry in Uganda

Pakistani national to serve one year, 8 months in jail for illegal entry in Uganda
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Mukono chief magistrate Juliet Hatanga has sentenced a 34-year-old Pakistani national to one year and eight months in prison for illegal entry in Uganda and working without a permit.

Mustafa Gitulam was sent to Luzira prison after pleading guilty to the crimes. The prosecution lead by the senior resident state attorney Jonathan Muwaganya told court that Gitulam was arrested on June 15, 2019, in Nasuuti in Mukono Central Division where he has also been residing.

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Muwanganya told court that Gitulam has been involved in the business of photography since 2017 when he managed to sneak into the country. However, in his defence, Gitulam could not explain what he has been doing in the country.

Muwaganya asked court to give him a maximum punishment to discourage other non-Ugandans from illegally entering the country. Upon the conviction, Hatanga said the Gitulam should serve as an example to other foreigners intending to commit similar crimes.

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