Public called to be vigilant against conmen

By IGIHE
On 18 April 2020 at 08:42

Rwanda National Police (RNP) calls upon the general public to be vigilant and report individuals who are employing varied tricks in this period to defraud them.

This is after one Alexis Hakizimana, 25, was arrested recently in Ngororero district, Matyazo sector, Matare cell in Kamasorori village, who was impersonating local authorities and defrauding unsuspecting residents.

"Hakizimana, who was masquerading as the district agronomist, was telling residents that he is compiling a list of those, who will benefit from the government support in this period of the Coronavirus pandemic," said CIP Bonaventure Karekezi, the Police spokesperson for the Western region.

Hakizimana was taking Rwf1, 000 from each resident he registered as "registration fee."

"We have so far identified 80 people, whom he had already duped by the time of his arrest," CIP Karekezi said.

"Information on Hakizimana’s criminal acts was reported to local leaders by residents. Local leaders called the Police, Hakizimana was located and arrested."

CIP Karekezi called up the public to be vigilant, not to listen to anyone and to report such individuals to be arrested.

"Don’t be duped; anyone supported by the government is not required to pay anything. If someone comes to you requesting for money so as to get any service, report to the law enforcement organs or local leaders," he advised.


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