Police have arrested two 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 Nsengiyumva who is detained at Kinigi Police station on charges of violence.
Mpamira, on the other hand, was arrested in Kayonza District where he attempted to offer a bribe of Rwf30,000, after he was found with a laptop and seven stolen mobile phones.
Reacting to the incident, the Rwanda National Police’s Spokesperson in the Northern Province, 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.
CIP Twizeyimana added 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.