Police arrest two men over theft of Rwf20 million

Police in Kigali City have arrested a Rwandan and a Chinese national in connection with theft of more than Rwf23.6 million and two computers.

Police in Kigali City have arrested a Rwandan and a Chinese national in connection with theft of more than Rwf23.6 million and two computers.

The money and the computers were stolen on March 5 at the residence of Wu Xiujuan, a Chinese national in Kanombe sector, Kicukiro district.

Wu is the owner of Chinese Supply Rwanda Hippos Company.

The suspects, whose names have been withheld for legal reasons, are currently detained at Kicukiro Police Station.

The Chinese suspect was Wu’s housemate and an employee at the company while the Rwandan suspect was the assistant manager of the company.

The Rwandan suspect said his accomplice gave him Rwf2 million on March 5 to keep it for him, before travelling to Rwamagana together later in the day, where they opened an account in Equity Bank and deposited the remaining money.

Though he insisted he is innocent, he said he assisted the Chinese accomplice to open an account, deposit the money and to duplicate the key to the room from where the money was stolen.

He claimed he didn’t know of the theft plans and had no knowledge that the money had been stolen.

Dumping in a stream

He also said his accomplice threw the computers in Nyabugogo stream, apparently to destroy evidence.

The Central Region Spokesperson, Supt. Albert Gakara, said the Rwandan suspect was found with Rwf2 million at the time of his arrest.

He also said another Rwf21.2 million and $80 dollars was recovered in the bank and has so far been given to the owner.

He cautioned the public against keeping large sums of money in their houses, saying they should use banks, which are safer and secure.

The duo will be charged with theft without violence.

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