Police in Kigali have arrested a man identified as Denis Shyaka, 36, for allegedly hoodwinking unwitting members of the public of money with false promises to find them jobs in different institutions.
Shyaka, who is currently being detained Remera police station, was arrested in Rebero Village, Kamukina cell in Kimuhurura sector on March 13, while receiving Rwf50, 000 from one of the victims.
The suspect was masquerading as an employee of Rwanda development board (RDB), Police said.
The Central region Police spokesperson, Senior Supt. Emmanuel Hitayezu, said the suspect was apprehended red-handed after police received a tip-off from some of the members of the public, who had fallen victim of Shyaka’s fraudulent tricks.
“The suspect was arrested after one of the would-be victims informed police about the illegal conduct after he (suspect) made empty promises of finding him a job as a driver,” SSP Hitayezu explained.
“Bribing to get a job itself is a crime,” he said, adding “when you have such illegal minds criminals will also seize such chances to fleece you.”
Police warned members of the public to always follow rightful procedures while seeking for any recruitment or employment to avoid being victims of conmen.
“People should be warned of using illegal ways to secure various opportunities because there are conmen who take advantage of their desperate situations to steal from them,” he said.
The suspect was also found in possessions of several academic documents and curriculum Vitae (CV) believed to belong to his victims whom he had either conned or in the line-up.