Woman arrested for impersonating RIB staff

On 22 July 2019 at 02:11

A woman identified as Eugenie Ndigendereho suspected of impersonating Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) staff to fleece residents’ of money has been arrested.

Ndigendereho from Nyabihu district reportedly identified herself as a RIB staff in charge of children related affairs and extorted money from single mothers promising to order their husbands to register children in civil status book.

RIB said that investigations are underway to establish the number of women she fleeced and other people he might have colluded with.

Ndigendereho was arrested with books in which she registered women experiencing disagreements with their husbands in relation to children the parents sired together.
RIB spokesperson, Modeste Mbabazi confirmed the arrest of Ndigendereho and warned people involved in similar crimes.

He also advised citizens to be cautious and report to officials whoever they suspect of unusual dealings.

Article 279 of the Rwanda Penal Code stipulates that “any person who, without tittle usurps public, civil or military functions or poses the acts of one of these functions or falsely attributes to himself or herself the quality of a public official or publicly wears a costume, a uniform, badge or an emblem with an intention to mislead the public, commits an offence.”

Upon conviction, she is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than two (2) years and not more than three (3) years and the fines of not less than Rwf300000 but not more than Rwf500000.