Police is holding two suspects arrested in connection with theft of a motorcycle belonging to a resident in Nyagatare district.
On January 9 Rwanda National Police received the 2 fugitives who had fled to Uganda’s Ntungamo district with a stolen motorcycle belonging to Innocent Gatera.
Suspects are Jean Damascene Bizabahimana, 32 and Alphonse Nzabamwita, 26.
According to Gatera who had lodged his complaint at Nyagatare Police Station, his motorcycle RB 080Z was stolen by unknown people on January 3 in Kiyovu cell, Nyabitekeri village, Tabagwe Sector.
The arrest came as a result of previous meetings held between Rwanda Police and Uganda Police aimed at strengthening the existing bilateral cooperation to cub and prevent cross border crimes, which include trafficking, human trafficking, insurgency and terrorism to mention but a few.
The Nyagatare District Police Commander Superintendent Eric Mutsinzi said, “The duo were arrested red-handed in Ntungamo District while holding negotiations to sell the motorcycle after removing the registration number plates.”
SP Mutsinzi thanked the existing cooperation and harmony between Nyagatare District Police and the Ntungamo District Police for the quick intervention which led to the arrest of the criminals.
Security organs as well as local authorities from both countries were present at the handover event.
The Eastern Province Regional Spokesperson Superintendent Benoit Nsengiyumva lauded the Ugandan Police in conjunction with the Interpol for tracking down criminals and minimizing regional crimes.
Nsengiyumva emphasized the existing bond of relationship in preventing border crimes between the Rwandan Police and the Uganda police which is yielding benefits in crime prevention.
He further cautioned citizens to continue the good flow of information on criminal suspects through the enhancing the community.