NYAGATARE: Police recovers stolen motorcycle

On Thursday, January 20, Rwanda National Police (RNP) recovered a stolen motorcycle from a suspected thief identified as Eric Kubwimana, 29, who was arrested red-handed in Rukiri Village, Kabeza Cell of Rwimiyaga Sector in Nyagatare District.

The motorcycle belonging to one Patrick Mushimiyimana, 30, was stolen on Wednesday, January 19, in Bugaragara Village, Gacundezi Cell also in Nyagatare.

The Eastern Region Police spokesperson, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Hamduni Twizeyimana said that the victim reported the alleged theft of his motorcycle, on Wednesday, after he could not find it where he had parked it.

Mushimiyimana had parked his motorcycle outside the restaurant, where he was. When he came out, he could not find his motorcycle, and he reported to the Police," CIP Twizeyimana said.

He added: "During investigations, some residents reported that they saw Kubwimana, who is also a suspected thief, leaving the area with the said motorcycle. Kubwimana, with the help of residents, was located and arrested with the stolen motorcycle."

CIP Twizeyimana thanked residents, who shared information leading to the arrest of the suspect and recovery of the motorcycle.

Kubwimana was handed over to RIB at Rwimiyaga station for further legal process.

Article 166 of law determining offences and penalties in general states that; any person convicted of theft is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than one (1) year and not more than two (2) years and a fine of not less than Frw1 million and not more than Frw2 million, community service in a period of six (6) months or only one of these penalties.

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