He was arrested in Rugenda I village, Rubona cell by traffic officers, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) René Irere, the spokesperson for traffic and road safety department, said.
"The forged driver’s license indicated that he had category A for a motorcycle and B for a vehicle. However, traffic officers realized that the photo on his license and that on the the national identity card were not matching, but again, when we checked in the system, we found that it was not registered, leading to his immediate arrest over forgery," SSP Irere said.
Article 276 of the law determining offences and penalties in general states that any person, who in any manner, forges or alters documents by forged signature or fingerprint, falsifying documents or signatures or impersonation, forging agreements, its provisions, obligations, or discharged obligations, commits an offence.
Any person who, with fraudulent intention, produces a false written document, causes to write false statements or produces a conflicting declaration, is considered to commit the offence of forgery.
Upon conviction, he/she is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than five years but not more than seven years and a fine of not less than Frw3 million and not more than Frw5 million or only one of these penalties.
"These are continuous operations to enforce traffic rules and regulations and to particularly arrest anyone holding a forged road traffic related document," SSP warned.
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