Rwanda Investigation Bureau has recovered and handed over Rwf15 million from a swindler who had gained access into Nesen Industry Company’s bank account through a local bank’s Automated Payment System to transfer cash to different other bank accounts.
The suspect, Venuste Mukeshimana, is a university graduate in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering has been dealing in cryptocurrency business. He is also a shareholder in different business companies operating in Rwanda.
Speaking at the handing over event at RIB Headquarters on Thursday, the acting RIB Spokesperson, Dominique Bahorera, revealed that they await court ruling on remaining Rwf 7 million since it was frozen during investigations.
“We have today handed over Rwf15.5 million as we wait for the court order to release the remaining sum to the company,” he said.
Investigations into the heist of Rwf 22.5 million that took place on July 24, 2020, immediately started after the bank filed a case to Rwanda Investigation Bureau.
Lin Qing, the CEO of Nesen Industry Ltd, lauded RIB’s financial crimes investigators for the professionalism with which they handled the case and expressed confidence on receiving the remaining cash after the court process.
The suspect is likely to be charged with illicit enrichment under article 9 of the law on fighting against corruption, access to a computer or computer system data under article 24 of the cyber law and illegal operations of currency sale or exchange, under article 223 of the law determining offenses and penalties in general.