Police in Nyagatare district have arrested and detained one Boniface Ndagiwenimana, a prime suspect in the theft Rwf7.5 million in Kigali, last week.
Ndagiwenimana, who was a night watchman, allegedly stole the money from the car of his boss, Athanase Mushimiyimana on May 21 in Kimisagara Sector, which he was at the time washing.
“When the case was registered in Kigali, information on search for the suspect was dispersed, as a norm, to all units. The suspect was located and arrested on May 28 Nyagashanga Cell in Karangazi Sector,” Inspector of Police (IP) Emmanuel Kayigi, the Police spokesperson for the Eastern Province, said.
At the time of his arrest, Ndagiwenimana was found with only Rwf550, 000.
Investigations have since revealed that after stealing the money, he fled to Kamonyi District where he bought two houses in Rugarika, one at Rwf1.5 million and another at Rwf1.2 million.
After knowing that he was wanted over the crime, he relocated to hiding in Nyagatare he also bought another house and plots.
IP Kayigi said that the suspect was reported by a resident, and lauded the existing police-public partnership in detecting, fighting and preventing crime.
“He is currently detained at Karangazi Police station and will be transferred to Nyarugenge District where he committed the crime,” he said.