Rwanda : Two drivers arrested for forging vehicle inspection documents

Two drivers arrested for forging vehicle inspection documents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The arrested trucks assemble at the Inspection center in Remera

The police are holding two men for reportedly using counterfeited certificates and stickers on their trucks with Registration numbers RAA 918 X and RAA 685 Y respectively.

The suspects and trucks were brought at the Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (MIC) in Remera where it was confirmed that the certificates and stickers on the two trucks were forged.

The arrest of the two men comes after Police had suspected possible counterfeiting and use of MIC documents in the country, but lacked clear evidence.

Initially, certificates and stickers are issued by the MIC as a confirmation that a particular vehicle has been inspected by the center and thus allowed to make movements on roads.

According to Superintendent Rafiki  Mujiji, the MIC commanding Officer the act is criminal and that the police cannot tolerate such people who tarnish the good image of the center.

“We have done all possible to ensure our customers get the best services. We introduced a third lane to reduce the time customers spend here waiting for their vehicles to be inspected,” said Mujiji.

One of the arrested suspect names withheld for investigation purposes denies any responsibility in forging the certificate and sticker.

He claims, he gave Rwf 210,000 to a friend who promised to get him the documents as quick as possible.

“I wanted to get my truck back to work and that is why I accepted to give him this amount of money,” the suspect said.

“I was surprised when police officers arrested me weeks later saying that I forged documents.”

If found guilty, the three are likely to be sentenced between 5 and 10 years and a fine up to the tune of Rwf100,000 in accordance with article 193 of the Rwandan penal code.

Investigation is still going on to trace all people that are connected to this crime.

 

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