The racket includes two Police officers, driving school instructors and those who have been masquerading as brokers.
The RNP spokesperson, Commissioner of Police (CP) John Bosco Kabera said that the two arrested Police officers were helping those hired by candidates, to enter into the examination room at Muhima Computer Based Provisional Driving Centre.
"Investigations indicate that these seven civilians and two Police officers were working together to fraudulently help candidates to acquire provisional driver’s license," CP Kabera said.
Some of the suspects, he added, would look for registered candidates and make them believe that they can help them pass the test, and that Police officers would help the ghost candidates to enter into the examination room to do the exams for candidates.
CP Kabera warned aspiring drivers against such criminal shortcuts.
"The process of acquiring a driver’s license is known, no parties involved. Anyone, who tells you that they can help you, they are either trying to defraud you or they are luring you into criminal activities and you will be answerable as well," CP Kabera warned.
Police, he said, is wide awake to arrest anyone that engages in such criminal acts.
The suspects were handed over to RIB for further investigations.
Article 277 of the law determining offences and penalties in general, states that any person who, by fraud, acquires for oneself or unduly issued domestic or foreign travel documents, degrees or certificates, transcript or report, driving license and other documents issued by competent authorities; commits an offence.
Any person, who upon conviction of any of the acts referred to under Paragraph One of this Article is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than five years and not more than seven years with a fine of not less than Rwf1 million and not more than Rwf3 million.