Scammer arrested in Rwamanga

On 21 June 2019 at 11:51

A man identified as Silas Nsabimana, 27, who attempted to rob a Mobile Money agent in Rwamagana District has been intercepted in Gishari sector after he tricked a mobile money agent and wired Rwf 135, 000 to his mobile account.

Nsabimana went to a mobile money agent apparently to deposit money on his mobile account, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Hamdun Twizeyimana, the Police spokesperson for the Eastern region, said.

"He took the mobile money agent’s phone pretending to insert in his account where the money would be wired. He knew the agent’s sending PIN so he sent the money himself and after he told the victim that he had changed his mind and no longer wanted to go ahead with the service," CIP Twizeyimana added.

He explained that Nsabimana immediately took a motorcycle towards Gishari, but the victim, out of suspicion, checked her phone only to find that Rwf 135, 000 had been stolen from her mobile account. He immediately called the Police, the motorcycle was traced and intercepted in Gishari where the suspect was arrested.

CIP Twizeyimana called for vigilance against such fraudulent individuals.

"People should beware that we have such criminals, who also include those with counterfeit money and in most cases targeting telecom banking agents, so they ahould watch out and always be quick to share information whenever they suspect one to be engaged in such criminal tendencies," he said.