By MAIMBO MWEEMBA
The Department of Immigration says the apprehension of Mr Felix Nsunzu was true and he was among the twenty persons rounded up during a routine Department of Immigration-led clean-up operation conducted within Chililabombwe District.
The Immigrations Public Relations officer Namati Nshinka said that this happened in the early hours of Monday, December, 13, 2021, and was done with the was done with support from other security wings.
Mr Nsinka said that Mr Nsunzu Sr, together with five (05) members of his household, was picked by the officers after he failed to produce documentation to prove his legal immigration status.
Mr Nshinka said this is contrary to reports that the officers broke into and searched Mr Felix Nsunzu’s house, Mr Nsunzu willingly opened the door upon hearing the Officers’ knock and no search was conducted.
“Mr Felix Nsunzu and the other five members of his household were taken to Chilalabombwe Police Station for screening shortly after which they were released, upon production of the requisite documents. This is consistent with the Departments policy of not detaining any person who is not a flight risk. A statement was recorded from Mr Nsunzu and he is to report to the Kasumbalesa Immigration Office,” he said.