The motorcycle, which was stolen recently from one Janvier Maniragaba, 37, was recovered from a suspected thief identified as Ildephonse Hitayezu, 43, who was also arrested.
It is the second stolen motorcycle to be recovered by RNP this week following another one which was recovered on January 20, in Nyagatare District where another suspected motorcycle thief was also arrested.
The Eastern region Police spokesperson, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Hamduni Twizeyimana said that Police swiftly started investigations after the victim reported the alleged theft of his motorcycle.
“On Friday evening, Maniragaba parked and locked his motorcycle outside a bar in Kabukuba where he had gone for shelter as it was raining. When he came out after it stopped raining, Maniragaba could not find his motorcycle and he suspected Hitayezu, who was at the veranda near where the motorcycle was parked, to be the prime suspect," CIP Twizeyimana said.
He added: "Luckily enough, the motorcycle is fitted with the GPS. It was located and the recovered in unoccupied house, previously used by Hitayezu, who was also located and arrested."
The Eastern region spokesperson emphasized the impact of technology in fighting crimes including easy tracing of stolen motos and bringing to justice those involved.
He further advised people to refrain from such criminal practices and seek productive businesses.
Hitayezu was handed over to RIB at Rilima station for further legal process.
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 Rwf1 million and not more than Rwf2 million, community service in a period of six (6) months or only one of these penalties.