The 19-year old suspect was apprehended on Monday, August 7, at a site in Nduba Village, Congo-Nil Cell of Gihango Sector where provisional driving tests are being conducted.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Bonaventure Twizere Karekezi, the Police spokesperson for the Western region, said that the registered candidate had hired the arrested suspect to do the online test for him.
"The suspect was identified after he entered a code belonging to another candidate. It was later established that he had been hired to impersonate the candidate and was to be paid Rwf15,000. He was handed over to Gihango Police station for further management," SP Karekezi said.
He warned against such malpractices and advised those seeking driver’s license to avoid such "criminal shortcuts"
Under article 276 of the law determining offences and penalties in general, any person, who, with fraudulent intention, produces a false written document, causes to write false statements, or produces a conflicting declaration, is considered to a commit the offence of forgery.
Upon conviction, he or she is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than five years but not more than seven years and a fine of between Rwf3 million and Rwf5 million, or one of these penalties.