Man arrested giving bribe to pass vehicle inspection test

Police at Gikondo Mobile Test Lane arrested a man on Wednesday, January 25, after he attempted to bribe Police officers so as to acquire a roadworthy certificate.

Jean d'Amour Majyambere's vehicle had failed gas emission test on several occasions when he tried to give a bribe of Frw20,000 in order to have his vehicle cleared.

"Majyambere's vehicle, Toyota Carina RAA 333U, had failed gas emission test many times. The vehicle required an overhaul to fix the fuel emission problem. 

He thought that bribing technicians would give him a roadworthy certificate, but he was arrested in the act after Police officers reported the attempted bribery to their superior," CP John Bosco Kabera, the RNP spokesperson, said.

He warned the public against such criminal acts of attempting to bribe Police officers or service providers.

Article 4 of the law N° 54/2018 of 13/08/2018 on fighting against corruption states that any person who offers, solicits, accepts or receives, by any means, an illegal benefit for himself/ herself or another person or accepts a promise in order to render or omit a service under his or her mandate or uses his or her position to render or omit a service, commits an offence.  

Upon conviction, he/she is liable to imprisonment for a term of more than five (5) years but not more than even (7) years with a fine of three (3) to five (5) times the value of the illegal benefit offered, solicited or received.

The arrest of Majyambere came a day after another driver was also arrested at Gikondo Mobile Test Lane as he tried to cheat the gas emission test after he removed air filters.

Another man was arrested last week at Remera automobile inspection centre after technicians detected that he had also removed air filters and drained filter container in order to beat fuel emission test.


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