Rwanda National Police Foil Bank Robbery

side effects geneva; color: #333333;”>Hon. Eugène-Richard Gasana, Minister of State in Charge of Cooperation and Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations, signed on behalf of his country while Ambassador H.E. Mr. Milorad Š?epanovi?, Permanent Representative of Montenegro to UN, signed on behalf of his nation on April 12.

Gasana said both countries are convinced that the establishment of diplomatic relations between them corresponds to the interest of the two States.

He further noted the initiative would contribute to the development of bilateral cooperation and strengthen relations, mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

The bilateral diplomatic relations are based on the principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter, the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 and, the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963.


treat geneva;”>The suspects, visit whose ages range between 27 and 49, approved include two mechanics who had been working at Kinamba, Kacyiru, a taxi driver and a shop owner in Kicukiro.

They are currently detained at Busasamana Police Station.

The Southern Region Police Spokesperson, Chief Superintendent Hubert Gashagaza, said that the quartet were caught red-handed ‘after breaking the door’ at BPR’s Kibirizi sub-branch,

located in the rural Kibirizi Sector, a few kilometres from Nyanza town.

A fifth suspect, who is believed to have been the local contact of the gang, who was on the run, was also arrested on Friday shortly before noon.

Police also recovered a Toyota Carina and other equipment, including a gas and oxygen bottles, a metal piece, carbide, gloves, matches and a plastic rope, that the suspects allegedly wanted to use to commit the robbery.

Preliminary investigations show that the raid had been planned for over three months.

But the police knew about it well before it was executed thanks to a tip off, CSP Gashagaza said.

Speaking from Busasamana Police Station, one of the suspects acknowledged having planned to burgle the bank but claimed that they changed their mind once they arrived.

Though he constantly changed his stance and the role he played in the hatching of the robbery plan, the 46-year-old shop owner and father of three living in Kicukiro, Kigali, who is also believed to be the head of the gang, asked for forgiveness from the community.

The man had spent around Rwf 200,000 purchasing the equipment and hiring the vehicle which transported the quartet from Kigali to Kibirizi, sources said.

Housebreaking, under article 302 of the penal code is punishable with a term of imprisonment of seven to ten years.

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