Stolen motorcycle recovered in Musanze

On 2 June 2021 at 04:31

Police in Musanze District have recovered a motorcycle a day after it was stolen from the owner Jean Paul Bizimana by a group of people, who ambushed him.

The taxi-moto was recovered on May 30, from two suspected thieves, who were also arrested.

The acting District Police Commander for Musanze, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Speciose Kayitesi identified the arrested prime suspects as Alexandre Tuyizere and Florence Nabana.

In the evening of May 29, at about 7pm, Bizimana, who was transporting a passenger, was ambushed by a group of people as he arrived at what was allegedly the final destination of the passenger in Cyuve Sector, Karwasa Cell.

The group of thieves assaulted Bizimana before stealing his motorcycle and mobile phone.

CIP Kayitesi said that during the attack, Bizimana and some residents who had come for his rescue, managed to identify one of the members of the Tuyizere.

"With information on one of the prime suspects, Police tracked down Tuyizere and arrested him on May 30, Gacaca Sector, Karwasa in Kavumu Village.

Tuyizere later led Police officers to the house of Florence Nabana in the same area, where they recovered the motorcyle and the latter also taken into custody," CIP Kayitesi said.

She added that the search for other members of the criminal group is still under way.

Tuyizere and Nabana have been handed over to RIB at Cyuve station.

Article 166 of the law determining offenses and penalties in general states that any person convicted of theft is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than one year and not more than two years and a fine of not less than Rwf1 million and not more than Rwf2 million, community service in a period of six months or only one of these penalties.

The penalty for theft doubles if: theft is carried out during the night or by more than one person.

Under article 168, if theft is carried out with violence or threats, the penalty is an imprisonment for a term of not less than five (5) years and not more than seven (7) years and a fine of not less than Rwf3 million and not more than Rwf5 million.