Two arrested over circulating counterfeit money

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 17 April 2017 saa 08:46
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Police in Rwamagana District have arrested two men who were allegedly found circulating counterfeit currencies.

The two suspects are Jacques Ndinda and Augustin Mberwa. They are currently held at Musha Police Station pending further investigations.

Reacting to the arrest, the Eastern Region Police Spokesperson, Inspector of Police (IP) Emmanuel Kayigi said the duo was arrested on April 14.

It is alleged that the two, while in Mwurire sector, purchased goods worth Rwf5000 and paid using a counterfeit note.

The shop attendant noticed the fake note later, and immediately informed the police.

“Police started investigations and apprehended the two suspects, who were at the time found with other fake notes,” said IP Kayigi.

"Though such cases are isolated, police will conduct thorough investigations to establish the source of the fake notes," said IP Kayigi, who called for vigilance and timely information sharing to arrest people involved in such economic crimes, to protect businesses.

Source:Police


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