Police in Nyagatare District have arrested a man for allegedly forging and selling fake driving licenses.
The suspect (name withheld), a resident of Nyamikabu Cell, Gatunda Sector was apprehended at the weekend, following information provided by the would-be victim, Police said.
He was found in possession of two fake licenses and four national identity cards of other people he was allegedly trying to ‘help’ acquire the documents.
He is currently detained at Nyagatare Police Station as investigations continue. The suspect confessed to the crime, adding that he was working with other people.
“Interested candidates would pay Rwf150, 000 for a license,” the suspect said.
Supt. Beniot Nsengiyumva, the Eastern region police spokesperson, said investigations are on to find other people connected to the act.
Supt. Nsengiyumva warned the public against trying to acquire driving licenses through illegal channels.
“People are conned by such unscrupulous individuals who sell them forged documents. I advise all those seeking a driving license to follow the proper channels, which have been made easier and brought closer to them,” Supt. Nsengiyumva noted.
He thanked those who provided the information that led to the arrest of the suspect and called upon the public to guard against such conmen and report them to the nearest concerned authorities or call a traffic toll-free line 113.