Rwanda National Police is holding two people for allegedly masquerading as government officials to fleece people.
Supt. Emmanuel Hitayezu, the central region Police spokesperson identified the suspects as Antoinette Nibagwire and Eric Iradukunda arrested in Gasabo and Kicukiro districts, respectively, who were arrested separately on November 16.
He said Nibagirwa who was arrested from Rusororo sector in Kabuga village, was impersonating a Police officer.
“Nibagirwa was at the time found extorting money from people with expired drivers’ permits with a promise to renew them without due process,” Supt. Hitayezu said.
“She was found with seven driver’s permit of different people, whom she had already conned,” he added.
Meanwhile, Iradukunda was caught red-handed passing off as a local council official, ordering the closure of shops and bars in Gako Village in Masaka sector, accusing them of breaking the law.
“He was posing as an official from the sector ordering shops and bars to close alleging that they were operating beyond business hours, unless they gave him money,” said Supt. Hitayezu.
Nibagwire and Iradukunda are currently detained in Rusororo and Masaka police stations respectively.