Police have arrested to people separately in connection with attempting to bribe Police officers in order to get illegal services. The suspects are identified as Emmanuel Munyaneza and Gileon Mpamira.
Munyaneza was apprehended in Kinigi Sector on April 16 after trying to bribe a police officer with Rwf30, 000 to release his friend, Emmanuel Nsenguyumva who is detained at Kinigi Police station on charges of violence.
Mpamira on the other hand arrested in Kayonza District where he attempts to offer a bribe of Rwf30,000, after he was found with a laptop and seven stolen mobile phones.
Reacting to the incident, the Northern Spokesperson, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Hamdun Twizeyimana said that bribery or corruption will never be accepted neither in Rwanda National Police (RNP) nor in the country.
“RNP has embraced no tolerance towards bribery and corruption. The public should take that into account and abide with laws instead of taking illegal shortcuts using monetary value or any other form of bribes” he said.
In his remarks, CIP Hamdun said that fighting corruption tendencies should be everyone’s responsibility, the general public should stand up to fight against this act by reporting those involved in communities.
Article 641 of the Penal Code stipulates that any person who directly or indirectly offers a gift in order to get an illegal service or refrain from carrying out any usual duties shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of five to seven years and a fine of twice or up to ten times the value of what they had offered in bribes.