A man identified as Shadrack Ndagijimana, 36, has been arrested in the City of Kigali after he was found in possession of counterfeit money amounting to Rwf400,000 and US $435. Ndagijimana was arrested in Nyabugogo bus terminal at about 4am on Saturday as he attempted to board a vehicle, apparently heading upcountry. Police spokesperson for the City of Kigali, Supt.
Emmanuel Hitayezu said that suspect caused commotion in the bus terminal as he was apparently “unreasonably” arguing with passengers, which attracted the attention of police officers attached to the police post inside the park. “When police officers went to assess and calm the situation, they realized that Ndagijimana’s was acting suspiciously,” said Hitayezu. “They immediately stopped and searched him and they recovered fake notes and he was immediately taken into custody,” he added.
He noted that investigations were still underway to establish the origin of the counterfeit money and if the suspect had already circulated some. In a separate incident, Police in Gakenke District Friday a local businessman suspected of selling and consuming cannabis. Pacifique Hakizimana, 21, was arrested at his shop in Gakenke town at about 11pm, following a search both in his shop and at home where rolls of cannabis were recovered. According to the Police spokesperson for the Northern Province, Inspector of Police (IP) Innocent Gasasira, the District Police Unit (DPU) of Gakenke received a tip from a concerned resident in Gakenke Sector of a certain man, who sold and consumes cannabis, which acts were creating insecurity in the area. “After receiving information, police officers were dispatched; they found the suspect in his shop, searched and found 11 pellets of cannabis in his clothes.
They continued to his house where they also recovered others,” Gasasira said. The suspect made his crimes worse when he attempted to offer a bribe of Rwf20, 000 to police officers. Preliminary investigations indicate that Hakizimana’s house had also been turned into a meeting point for buyers and drug abusers.