Stolen motorcycle recovered in Ngoma

On 20 October 2019 at 08:51

Police in Ngoma District have recovered a motorcycle, which was stolen two months ago from the owner identified as Joseph Maniriho.

The TVS motorcycle, RC 492T was stolen in August in front of a bar in Rukumberi Sector, where the owner had parked it.

It was recovered Saturday in the Jarama Sector, also in Ngoma from the suspected thief identified as Eugene Ufitubuzima, who was also taken into custody.

The Police spokesperson for the Eastern region, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Hamdun Twizeyimana said that law enforcement organs received Maniriho’s theft complaint back in August, and the search was commenced.

“Maniriho reported that his motorcycle was stolen in August, he provided its plate and engine numbers," CIP Twizeyimana said.

"During the search, we received information from a mechanic, who had worked on the motorcycle and out of suspicion that it could have been stolen, he decided to call the Police," he added.

He thanked the mechanic for his responsiveness adding that it is the "spirit and attitude required of every member of the public to fight and prevent crimes, recover stolen or missing items, and bring wrongdoers to justice."

Thieves had changed its plate numbers although it was identified by its engine number, CIP Twizeyimana said.

The recovery of Maniriho’s motorcycle came few days after another was recovered in Bugusera District.

Maniriho, on his part, thanked the resident, who helped the Police efforts to recover his motorcycle, and commended the impact of community policing in fighting and preventing crimes.

The TVS motorcycle was stolen in August in front of a bar in Rukumberi Sector, where the owner had parked it.