The money was recovered on Tuesday, November 15, from the prime suspect identified as Tuyishimire Jean Pierre, 33, who was the victim’s house-help.
Tuyishimire was intercepted in Maswa I Village, Rubona Cell in Rukumberi Sector following swift collaboration between the District Police Units of Gasabo and Ngoma.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Hamdun Twizeyimana, the Police spokesperson for the Eastern region, said that the victims suspected Tuyishimire to be the thief, after the money went missing and their house-help nowhere to be seen.
"The victims reported on Tuesday morning that money amounting to Frw1.3 million had been stolen from their home, and suspected their house-help, who was not at home, to be the thief," SP Twizeyimana said.
It was suspected that Tuyishimire had escaped to Ngoma with the money.
"Tuyishimire was tracked to Rubona in Rukumberi Sector where he was arrested at about 9p.m. He was at the time traveling on a motorcycle. He was searched and recovered Frw1,096,000 on him," SP Twizeyimana explained.
Article 166 of law determining offences and penalties in general states that; any person convicted of theft is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than one (1) year and not more than two (2) years and a fine of not less than Frw1 million and not more than Frw2 million, community service in a period of six (6) months or only one of these penalties.