By Jean Ndahimana
Two arrested for attempted briberyPolice in Karongi District is holding two men, who were arrested red-handed attempting to give a bribe to a Police officer to release a suspect, who had been arrested and under investigations over abuse of office and embezzlement of public property.
Joel Niyizubuhungiro, 35, and Emmanuel Ntawuyirusha, 47, were arrested on November 23 while giving a bribe of Rwf150, 000.
Inspector of Police (IP) Eulade Gakwaya, the Police spokesperson for the Western region, said that on November 18, one Malachie Nzarora, who is in charge social affairs in Kaburunga Cell of Bwishyura Sector, was arrested for allegedly stealing organic fertilizers meant for the residents.
“Niyizubuhungiro and Ntawuyirusha went and got Rwf150, 000 from Nzarora’s family to bribe the officer handling the case, to drop the charges and release him,” IP Gakwaya said.
“The two men approached another person they thought would connect them to the officer in question, but their link was brave to report the hatched criminal act to Police, and that’s how they were arrested in action,” he added.
He commended the resident for standing up for the “truth and justice” and warned against such “criminal behavior.”
Offering a gift in order to get an illegal service under article 641 of the penal code, is punishable with an imprisonment of between five and seven years and a fine of between two to ten times the value of the illegal benefit offered