By Tony Langalanga
Court in Gulu has preferred a charge of illegal entry into the county against an Ethiopian national, who was arrested from Gulu last week.
Michael Shem Ahamed, 28, has appeared before Gulu Grade One Magistrate Saidi Barigye who ruled that he should be deported.
He was taken back to the Gulu Police Station to be taken to the Directorate of Immigration and Citizenship Control.
The Aswa regional Police spokesperson, Jimmy Patrick Okema, said Ahamed, a dwarf, was arrested from Gulu Bus Park because he had no passport and other travel documents.
"Having found the suspect without travel documents made the Police suspicious of him because of the recent terrorists attack in Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, we got so concerned and sent him to court," Okema said on Monday.
He said the Police were not against foreigners entering the county but that they should follow the right travel procedures.
Ahamed told the Police during interrogation that he came to Uganda in 2011 and he has been living in Kisenyi, a Kampala suburb before moving to Soroti, Lira and Gulu from where he was arrested on arrival.
He said he is a social worker and was touring the country.
Uganda to deport Ethiopian over illegal entry