The Mpika Immigration Office, on 16th June, 2022 secured the conviction of a 34-year-old Zambian Mechanic, Sydney Simukanga, for aiding two (02) Somali illegal immigrants to travel from Nakonde to Lusaka.
The Mpika Magistrate Court sentenced him to pay a fine of K 60,000 or, in default, two years simple imprisonment. Sydney Simukanga, together with another Zambian and two (02) Somalis, were apprehended on 24th May, 2022, at the Mpika Toll Gate aboard a Toyota Duet, which he was driving.
Meanwhile, the two (02) Somalis were each sentenced to pay fines of K 1,500 or, in default, nine months simple imprisonment for illegal entry. They have since paid the fines and will soon be removed from the country. Meanwhile, the Court discharged the other Zambians.
ISSUED BY IMMIGRATION
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
NAMATI.N NSHINKA (MR.)