INTERPOL called in over Frw96m SFAR scam

The international police organization, INTERPOL, has been called in the hunt for an accountant who embezzled Frw96m from Students Financing Agency for Rwanda (SFAR).

The international police organization, INTERPOL, has been called in the hunt for an accountant who embezzled Frw96m from Students Financing Agency for Rwanda (SFAR).

A source at the office of the Prosecutor General who confirmed the development said the accountant has fled to France. His name was not available by press time.

“We have already filed a case against him. We learnt about this case before the Auditor General’s report was released,” the source said. The accountant stole the money from SFAR and later reportedly deposited some Frw20m in the bank account of the director general, who reported the case to the national police.

The head of the criminal investigation department (CID), Chief Superintendent, Costa Habyara, said the accountant fled last year.

“We contacted Interpol to help us arrest him,” Habyara said in a telephone interview yesterday.
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