Man arrested over attempted bribery

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Police in Gisagara District is holding one Viateur Ntahompagaze, 35, who attempted to seduce an officer on duty with Rwf50, 000 in order to release his detained colleague.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) André Hakizimana, the Police spokesperson for the Southern Province said that Ntahompagaze approached a police officer attached to Save Police station and tried to offer him the bribe to have his friend called Jean Bosco Hererimana, who had been detained over drug related crimes.

“Hererimana had been arrested earlier after he was found distilling and selling illicit substances. Ntahompagaze called the officer handling the case and requested to meet. When they met, he offered the officers Rwf50, 000 to release Hererimana and he was arrested immediately,” CIP Hakizimana said.

He warned the general public against tendencies of trying to corrupt police officers or any other person doing their legal duties.

At least 200 people were arrested last year for allegedly attempting to bribe police officers.

Fighting corruption and bribery is part of the Rwanda National Police priorities.


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