Suspected motorcycle thieves arrested in Kayonza

On 29 July 2020 at 02:33

Two men suspected to be behind the theft of a motorcycle early this year in Kayonza District, have been arrested.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Hamdun Twizeyimana, the Police spokesperson of the Eastern region, identified the suspects as Celestin Ngabonzima alias Bishitura, 28, and Gracien Nshimiyimana alias Mapusi, 42.

On the night of April 13, 2020, the two suspects allegedly broke into the house of one Gatsinzi Charles, in Rwinkwavu Sector, Gihinga Cell in Gihinga village and stole his motorcycle plate number RC 149W.

"Gatsinzi reported the alleged theft the following day on April 14, and the search for the motorcycle and prime suspects had since been going on," CIP Twizeyimana said.

"On July 26, Police arrested Nshimiyimana in connection with stealing livestock in Kayonza; coincidentally when we asked him about the theft of the same motorcycle, he admitted and named Ngabonzima as his accomplice in the motorcycle theft. Ngabonzima was also later located and arrested," he added.

They have been handed over to RIB and the search for the person who bought the stolen motorcycle is still underway.

Theft, under article 166 of the law determining offences and penalties in general in Rwanda, is punishable with an imprisonment of between one and two years and a fine of between Rwf1 million and Rwf2 million, a community service of six months or one of these penalties.