Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Sylvestre Twajamahoro, the Police spokesperson for the City of Kigali, said that the suspect was arrested red-handed collecting money from unwitting people.
"The suspect, who was reported by concerned members of the public, was arrested in Gakoni village, Nyabugogo cell in Kigali Sector, Nyarugenge District where he was compiling a list of people, whom he made to believe that there is a Police promotion for those seeking either provisional or definitive driver’s license.
Each of those who fell for his trick, paid him Rwf3000 to be put on the said list. In total, he had already collected Rwf196,900 from victims," CIP Twajamahoro said.
The suspect was handed over to RIB at Rwezamenyo station.
Article 174 of the same law states that; any person who, by deception, obtains another person’s property, whole or part of his/her finance by use of false names or qualifications, or who offers positive promises or who threatens of future misfortunes, commits an offence.
Upon conviction, he/she is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than two years and not more than three years, and a fine of not less that Rwf3 million and not more than Rwf5 million.
CIP Twajamahoro appealed to those seeking a driver’s license to always go through proper channels and to report those who attempt to defraud them with "impossible promises."
"There is no such a thing like promotion in driving tests; anyone telling you that is either lying or wants to defraud you. In such circumstances, always report such people," CIP Twajamahoro emphasized.