Rukungiri Man Remanded for Forging Academic Papers

Saturday, October 7, 2023
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Rukungiri District | THE BLACK EXAMINER | Grade one magistrate Hamidah Namukasa, presiding over a court in Rukungiri on Wednesday, ordered Beyongyera Ripon to be remanded for his involvement in the forgery of academic documents from Rukungiri Institute of Management. Ripon had presented these falsified documents at Kitagata Hospital and had also volunteered as a records officer there.

Beyongyera Ripon, a resident of Rukundo Kitagata town council, forged a diploma certificate from Rukungiri Institute of Management, despite never having attended a single lecture at the institution. During his court appearance, Ripon confessed to the forgery of these academic documents.

The magistrate, in her verdict, acknowledged that Ripon did not waste the court’s time. However, she sentenced him to 2 years in prison or a fine of 300,000 Ugandan shillings.

When The Black Examiner reached out to Kitagata Hospital administrators, Mr. Muhanguzi Derrick confirmed that Beyongyera Ripon had indeed volunteered at the hospital for a period before leaving.

In a statement to Radio Rukungiri, Mr. Kamugisha, the director of Rukungiri Institute of Management, also disavowed any knowledge of Beyongyera Ripon ever being a student at the institution.


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