The arrest of Aaron Dushimimana, on Tuesday, January 24, came three days after another man was arrested at Remera automobile inspection centre for similar vehicle inspection violations.
Rwanda National Police (RNP) spokesperson, Commissioner of Police CP John Bosco Kabera said that Dushimimana’s vehicle, registration number RAE 514Y, Dyna type, had failed two gas emission tests.
"During two previous inspections, the same vehicle was found to be emitting gas, which he was supposed to fix.
On his third inspection on Tuesday, technicians detected a foul-play as Dushimimana had removed the air filter so as to pass the test. He was subsequently taken into custody for the serious violation of motor vehicle inspection regulations," CP Kabera said.
The vehicle was also impounded, he added. Gas emission test is one of the key mechanical areas inspected at automobile centres to fight vehicle emissions in the country.
CP Kabera warned owners of vehicles and drivers against such violations.
He added that technicians are trained to detect these malpractices and commended the public, who report such irregularities.