Fabrice Kwizera and Justin Irakoze were arrested red-handed on Wednesday, October 6, while forging definitive driver’s licenses.
The Western region Police spokesperson, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Bonavanture Twizere Karekezi said that the suspects were at the time producing permits for Category B.
“Police received information from residents in Pera about people, who were in a house falsifying driving licence
Police went to the said house where Kwizera and Irakoze were found forging definitive driver’s license," CIP Karekezi said.
One of the forged driver’s license the duo was caught with was in the names of Fabrice Kwizera, who was arrested at the scene.
"They had one genuine permit, which they were using to forge others. They also had a computer laptop, which they were using to change names and code numbers of the scanned genuine permit before printing fake ones," CIP Karekezi said.
Kwizera had paid Irakoze Rwf20, 000 to get him a forged Category B driver’s license.
CIP Karekezi urged the public to follow due process to obtain a driver’s license instead of taking criminal shortcuts.
He further commended residents, who shared information leading to the arrest of the suspects.
Kwizera and Irakoze were handed over to RIB at Muganza station for further legal process
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.
Upon conviction, he/she is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than five (5) years but not more than seven (7) years and a fine of not less than Rwf3 million and not more than Rwf5 million or only one of these penalties.