Superintendent of Police (SP) Hamdun Twizeyimana, the Police spokesperson for the Eastern region, said that Ndagijimana was arrested in Turuziramire Village, Tunda Cell of Kamabuye Sector where he was attempting to dupe a trader with the fake money.
"The trader called the Police after authenticating that a bill of Frw5000, which Ndagijimana had paid for the goods, was counterfeit. Police officers, on arrival, searched and found another fake note of Rwf5,000, on him before taking him into custody," SP Twizeyimana said.
He was handed over to RIB at Ruhuha station for further investigations.
"Law enforcement organs are still searching for another person, who allegedly gave the counterfeit money to Ndagijimana," he added.
The spokesperson urged the public and the business community in particular, to always be vigilant against fraudsters and to report anyone they suspect to be engaged in such economic crimes.
Article 269 of law No 68/2018 determining offenses and penalties in general, states that any person, who fraudulently counterfeits, falsifies or alters coins or bank notes which are legal tender in Rwanda or abroad, notes issued by the Treasury with its stamp or brand, either banknotes or alike that have legal tender in Rwanda or abroad, or one who introduces or issues in Rwanda such effects or notes with knowledge that they are forged or falsified, commits an offence.
Upon conviction, he/she is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than five years and not more than seven years.