Car theft suspects to appear in court next week

The Deputy Prosecutor General, Alphonse Hitiyaremye, has said that the car theft suspects who were arrested mid this week will be presented to court next week. Even though the file had not reached his desk, the prosecutor said that when a file is handed over to prosecution, it does not take exceed five days before it is handed over to the court for proceedings.
The car thieves narrating their foiled attempt to steal the vehicle in the background.
The car thieves narrating their foiled attempt to steal the vehicle in the background.

The Deputy Prosecutor General, Alphonse Hitiyaremye, has said that the car theft suspects who were arrested mid this week will be presented to court next week.

Even though the file had not reached his desk, the prosecutor said that when a file is handed over to prosecution, it does not take exceed five days before it is handed over to the court for proceedings.

“It has not yet come to my desk, but usually when it comes to us it does not exceed five days before we prosecute the suspect in courts of law,” Hitiyaremye said yesterday by phone.

Mid this week, police, in conjunction with Interpol, arrested two men; Mazone Nsengimana and Jean de Dieu Rurangwa on charges of stealing a Rwandan registered vehicle and sneaking it to neighbouring Burundi.

According to Police Spokesman Eric Kayiranga, the file of the suspects was presented to the prosecution last Friday.
 Kayiranga told Sunday Times that stealing cars in Rwanda was very rare.

“It is one of the rare crimes, but when the case is brought to our attention, we investigate with the help of Interpol. The regional police network helps us to track down stolen cars and suspects,” Kayiranga said.

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