A commercial motorcyclist operating in Nyarugenge District has been arrested in connection with forging a transport authorization permit, normally issued by Rwanda Utility Regulatory Authority (RURA).
The permit authorizes a person with a motorcycle to use it in the business of transporting people.
Bosco Udahemuka was arrested on April 2 in Rwezamenyo Sector, Police spokesperson for the City of Kigali, Supt. Emmanuel Hitayezu said.
“Udahemuka was stopped by traffic officers for usual road safety checks and standards and that’s how they realized that the transport authorisation permit he was holding was forged… he was immediately taken into custody,” Supt. Hitayezu said.
He is currently detained at Rwezamenyo Police Station pending further investigations.
Article 609 of the penal code states that “any person who forges or alters documents by forged signature or fingerprint, falsifying documents or signatures or impersonation, forging agreements, its provisions, obligations, discharged obligations shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of more than to seven years and a fine of Rwf300, 000 to Rwf3 million.”
In a related development, Police in Muhanga District is also holding two men for allegedly attempting to bribe officers.
One of the suspects; Cyprien Sindabyemera had attempted to offer a bribe of Rwf30, 000 after failing a driving test, while another one identified as Gabriel Nzakizwanayo had been caught driving a truck that didn’t have a speed governor, and tried to seduce the officer with Rwf10, 000.