Superintendent of Police (SP) Bonaventure Twizere Karekezi, the Western region Police spokesperson, said that Ndaribitse was traveling in a Fuso truck transporting 20 cows but had no livestock movement order.
"Police officers stopped the Fuso truck along Musanze-Rubavu transporting cows from Burera to Rubavu. When officers asked the driver for the movement clearance order, the driver said that the cows belong to Ndaribitse. Instead of providing the required documents as asked, Ndaribitse tried to seduce the officer with the bribe of Frw5,000 and he was taken into custody for the criminal act," SP Karekezi said
SP Karekezi warned against such criminal mindset and advised those engaged in such businesses to always seek for the required documents instead of offering bribes leading to serving many years in prison.
The suspect was handed over to RIB at Gisenyi station for further investigation.
Under article 4 of law n° 54/2018 of 13/08/2018 on fighting against corruption, any person who solicits, accepts or receives, by any means, an illegal benefit for himself/ herself or another person or accepts a promise in order to render or omit a service under his or her mandate or uses his or her position to render or omit a service commits an offence.
Upon conviction, he/she is liable to imprisonment for a term of more than five years but not more than seven years with a fine of three to five times the value of the illegal benefit offered, solicited or received.
Penalties provided under this article also apply to a person, who offers or promises to offer a benefit, by any means, an illegal benefit for him/ herself or another person to have a service rendered or omitted.
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