One arrested over electricity theft in Gisozi

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 25 July 2019 at 08:16

A man identified as Salvator Hitimana, 55, has been arrested suspected of illegal electrical connections to his welding workshop in Gisozi sector, Gasabo district.

Emmanuel Bimenyimana, the Manager of Rwanda Energy Group Limited (REG) Branch in Kacyiru has told IGIHE that the suspect was held on Tuesday 23rd, July 2019 while conducting a regular electricity anti-theft inspection.

He explained that Hitimana was caught red-handed with tools he used to deviate transmission of electricity through the cash power.

“We were in a routine inspection when we found a cable aside from the cash power to deviate electricity that he was able to use electricity without paying bills,” said Bimenyimana.

The suspect Hitimana has however told IGIHE that he was not aware that he was illegally connected to electricity.

Emmanuel Bimenyimana said it is impossible that this man did not know what was happening with his cash power.

He also revealed that such diversions might be the cause of the fire that gutted the area recently and urged the public to call REG staff for electricity connections assistance to enhance transparency and avoid unnecessary accidents.

The suspect has been taken to Rwanda Investigation Bureau.

The suspect Hitimana said that he was not aware that he was illegally connected to electricity.
Emmanuel Bimenyimana said it is impossible that this man did not know what was happening with his cash power.

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