Six juveniles have been remanded on charges of obtaining Simcard registration by false pretence and registering the mobile lines using other people’s National Identity Cards.
Lubaga Court Grade one Magistrate, Julius Mwesigye remanded the teens on Tuesday.
Court heard that the seven teenagers between January and February this year obtained and registered Airtel Mobile lines using other people’s names contrary to Section 312 of the Penal Code Act.
According to the charge sheet, court heard that on February 12, one of the teens obtained registration of an Airtel line 0701068572 using the National Identity Card in the names of Gerald Kamulegeya.
The teen, however, denied the first charge where he is accused of obtaining a line by false pretence but admitted to have used someone’s identity card to register it.
For two other teens, the state attorney requested court that since they were juveniles, they should take their plea in the magistrate’s chambers, which was granted.
Court also heard that on May 2, one of the juveniles, while at Ham Shopping Ground procured an Airtel line 0703626910 in the names of Tonny Amos contrary to section 312 of the Penal Code Act.
Section 312 of Penal Code Act states that any person who wilfully procures or attempts to procure for himself or herself or any other person any registration license or certificate under any law by any false pretence commits a misdemeanour and is liable to imprisonment for one year.
In similar charges, prosecution told court that on January 30 another teen procured a simcard 0759301444 in the names of Crish Makubura. He was charged with an offence of falsely using another person’s ID contrary to section 27 of the Registration of Persons Act, 2015.