Two held as Police issues tough warning against bribery

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 18 April 2017 saa 07:56
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Rwanda National Police has continued to heighten its operations and investigations against corrupt and rogue elements in a bid to wipe out the vice from the society.

This was reemphasized on April 16, by the Western Region Police Spokesperson Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Theobald Kanamugire, after one Justin Nzabakurana was apprehended red-hand while trying to bribe a police officer on duty aimed luring the officer to drop charges against Alphonse Ntawuhorakize.

Ntawuhorakize was caught red-handed while distilling Kanyanga-an illegal gin. The operation to arrest the suspects took place in the sector of Ruhango of Rutsiro district.

CIP Kanamugire said the officer during an operation to curb brewing of illicit gin and trafficking of drugs, arrested Nzabakurana, 38, for the criminal act before Ntawuhorakize tried to entice the officer with RwF 10.000.

He said the officer immediately took both of them in custody.

The duo who is currently being detained at Gihango police station will each be charged separately.

CIP Kanamugire hailed the conduct of the police officer who leaves the values of RNP of a zero tolerance to corruption.

Article 641 of the Penal Code stipulates that any person who directly or indirectly offers a gift in order to get an illegal service or refrain from carrying out any usual duties shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of five to seven years and a fine of twice or up to ten times the value of what they had offered in bribes.