Central Region Immigration Authorities arrested a Ugandan man identified as Ibrahim Katongole and a Nigerian man David Chimaluke for overstaying in the country.
According to Public Relations Officer for Central Region Immigration Office, Inspector Pasqually Zulu the two were arrested by permit compliance and enforcement team who conducted passport inspection excise this week in Lilongwe.
“The two foreign nationals were interrogated by the inspection team and from their responses it was proved that their days of staying in this country had expired,” said Zulu.
He added that the dual were later taken to Lilongwe Magistrate Court for contravening section 21 (1) of the Immigration act Cap 15:03 of laws of Malawi.
“The Court ruled that Chimalukwe should pay a K25,000 fine and recommended for his immediate deportation, while Kitongole his verdict is on the 15th May, 2022 at the same court,” explained Zulu.
The two are under immigration custody at Maula Prison in Lilongwe waiting for their deportation and verdict respectively.
Inspector Zulu has reminded all foreign nationals residing in the country to visit nearest Immigration office if there are doubting their residential status and failure to comply they will face serious consequences including deportation.