Police in Northern Province has recovered motorcycle which was reportedly stolen in Bugesera last week. The moto was found after three days in Gakenke District.
Fidele Ndagijimana from Mareba sector of Bugesera, is the owner. The motorcycle type TVS was allegedly stolen on Feb. 15th, by use of a master key, after breaking into his house in Rugarama Cell of Mareba Sector.
The victim informed Police, which made a connection. “We disseminated information among our partners including the public and motorcyclists.On February 18, we received information from someone who had seen the motorcycle in Muhondo Sector where it was discovered and the suspected thief arrested,” IP Gasasira said, Police spokesman in North.
He identified the suspect as Jean Bosco Nshimiyimana who is currently detained at Rushashi Police Station. Police shared information to counterparts in Bugesera up to Fidele, the owner.
Motorcyclists in Kigali thank RNP for this fruitful partnership. Hakizimana Florent, 20 years in the road, recognize efforts of Police. “Some years ago, bandits killed my brother in Kabuga, and took his AG 100 moto, few days later, Police caught them”, says Florent with gratitude.
However, stealing motorcycles is becoming more and more current, but only partnership with police is an ultimate solution, according to Florent. “We have numbers of Police, any time a motorcycle is stolen, the owner informs the boss with Police. He has to give details about its identification, time and place of incident. He gives also a brief description of the theft”, he argues.
IP Gasasira takes opportunity to warn the public against crime, that no one can escape. “It is possible that you can commit a crime but it’s unlikely that you will go away with it …”, he says.
Article 300 of the Penal Code stipulates that anyone guilty of theft without violence or threat, shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of six months to two years and a fine of two to five times the value of the stolen property or one of the penalties.
Karegeya Jean Baptiste