Police recover materials stolen from school construction site

On 27 August 2020 at 12:59

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has recovered some of the assorted materials, which were stolen from a school construction site in Ngoma District, Gashanda Sector in Giseri Cell.

The materials were recovered from three suspects on Monday, August 24.
The suspects include two security guards at the construction site identified as Faustin Niyotwizera, 26, and Jean Pierre Basigayabo, 28.

The third suspect is called Theogene Uwitonze, 37, who was buying the construction equipment from the two security guards.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Hamdun Twizeyimana, the Police spokesperson of the Eastern region, said that the materials were found at Uwitonze’s site, where he was constructing his residential house.

"On Monday, builders were shocked when they found no construction materials at the site and others missing from the store, including bags of cement, bricks, iron bars and water containers, and they immediately called the Police.

The two guards were identified as prime suspects, and indeed, they admitted to the alleged crime and led the Police to the site where Uwitonze was constructing his house, where some of the equipment were recovered," CIP Twizeyimana said.
Among those recovered are four bags of cement, seven iron bars, over 500 bricks and 30 jerrycans full of water

CIP Twizeyimana appealed to the local residents to protect such items jealously since they are meant to ensure that their children acquire education.

"Such criminal acts affect the national education programme and particularly children in the area, who are supposed to benefit and study from these classrooms. Protecting such public infrastructure is the responsibility of everyone so as to ensure a better future for their children," CIP Twizeyimana said.

All the suspects have been handed over to Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) in Gashanda.