Three Gicumbi District officials held over forgery, attempted embezzlement

By IGIHE
On 3 November 2017 at 12:36

The Executive Secretary of Gicumbi District, Bernard Bihezande and two district officials are under police custody, suspected of using forging documents in attempt to embezzle public funds.

Other suspects are the Director of Governance in the District, Jacques Ntezurundi and the officer good governance, Focus Mukunzi.

Speaking to IGIHE, the Police Spokesperson in Northern Region IP Innocent Gasasira said that they forged documents seeking for payments of non-performed activities.

“They are suspected of using forgery aimed at embezzling public funds. In these documents, they were seeking payment for different activities performed in separate periods, yet these activities were not performed and they don’t clarify the person to pay,” he said.

Gasasira went on to explain that they were seeking payment of Rwf10 million worth of activities.

“They claim that all activities were performed between April and August,” he added.
All officials are held at Byumba Police Station in Gicumbi district as investigations are underway.


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