Coronavirus did not halt our operations-RNP

By IGIHE
On 7 July 2020 at 01:35

Rwanda National Police (RNP) spokesperson, Commissioner of Police (CP) John Bosco Kabera has said that at COVID-19 neither weakened nor stopped usual Police operations against lawlessness.

He warned all people to think of engaging in criminal activities.

"We are not consumed by the current situation; we are engaged in all operations against criminality and implementing all issued directives including those related to preventing further spread of Coronavirus," CP Kabera said.

The spokesperson was throwing some light on the policing activities in this period on Monday while appearing on Waramutse Rwanda, a morning show on Rwanda Television.

He thanked the public for their role in fighting and preventing crimes through information sharing.

Rwanda started drafting and implementing measures against Coronavirus in mid-March when the first case was detected in the country. RNP is at the center of implementing all the directives.

Since then, many people have been arrested either violating the directives or in criminal acts such as drug trafficking, retailing, smuggling; drunkenness, and related unlawful acts such as assault; illegal mining, and trade of minerals, among others.
Although RNP is engaged in enforcing the directives on COVID -19, the safety of people in Rwanda and their property is the force’s overall priority.

"Many drug dealers, smugglers; illegal dealers in minerals, thieves have been arrested in this period. So don’t be deceived, we are wide awake, you will be arrested.
It’s both committing a crime and breaching government directives and derailing efforts against the pandemic," CP Kabera said.

"Community policing empowers the people to be custodians of the law in their localities, it has become a force multiplier to detect, fight, and prevent crimes."

He urged the general public to continue exercising their policing rights by utilizing RNP communication channels.

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112: Emergency
113: Traffic Accidents
118: Traffic Police Queries
997: Anti-Corruption
3511: Abuse by Police Officer
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RNP spokesperson, Commissioner of Police (CP) John Bosco Kabera has said that at COVID-19 neither weakened nor stopped usual Police operations against lawlessness.

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