The executive secretary of Nyabagendwa cell of Rilima sector in Bugesera district has been arrested over alleged soliciting of bribes and concealing the identity of people distilling and selling an illicit gin, Kanyanga, in the cell.
IGIHE has learnt that, Rwamurego Jean de Dieu was arrested by police department in charge of fighting corruption on 4th October, 2016 and is being detained at Nyamata police station.
It is said that distillers and sellers of Kanyanga would send bribes to Rwamurego via Mobile Money.
The police spokesperson in Eastern Province, Emmanuel Kayigi has confirmed to IGIHE Rwamurego’s arrest.
“It is true. He is under police custody. Apart from accusations of concealing and supporting people distilling and selling Kanyanga, Rwamurego once intercepted a person with Kanyanga which he confiscated, solicited a bribe of Rwf5000 from the culprit which he received via Mobile Money. Indeed Rwamurego never reported the case to the police, “he said.
He appealed on local leaders to effectively accomplish their duties other than getting involved in perpetuating crime.