The Nyagatare district Executive Secretary, Alex Mugabo, has been put under Police custody for allegedly getting involved in awarding a tender without following proper channels.
He was arrested on Wednesday afternoon.
The Police Spokesperson in Eastern Region, Inspector of Police Jean Bosco Dusabe, confirmed the arrest today saying he is suspected of having bent rules in awarding a tender for road construction.
“He was detained yesterday around 3:00pm, to help in investigations in the ignoble awarding a shoddy tender to contractors for the construction of Nyagatare-Kizinga road,” he told IGIHE.
Dusabe said that Nyagatare District Procurement Officer, Fred Kayitare is also under arrest in connection with the same scandal.
He said that the construction activities for Nyagatare-Kizinga road started in June this year. The tender value in question is Rwf 157,951,600.