Investigations into theft of Rwf10 million at a supermarket in the Central Business District of Nyarugenge early this month, have recovered other exhibits including three motorcycles that had been bought using the stolen money.
The money was allegedly stolen on February 9 at T2000 supermarket by one Ismael Sengimana, who was an employee at the supermarket. Sengimana was found in possession of Rwf440, 000 only, at the time of his arrest.
Sengimana allegedly deposited only Rwf26 million in the bank instead of Rwf36 million that had been given to him by his employers.
According to the police spokesperson for the Southern region, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Emmanuel Kayigi, the three motorcycles, which were being used in commercial business, were also recovered in Huye District where the prime suspect – Sengimana – was also arrested over the weekend.
“So far, three people have been arrested in this crime; they also include one identified Eric Sikubwabo whom Sengimana had allegedly lent Rwf2 million, and his relative Samuel Ndayishimiye, whom he had bought two motorcycles in his names,” Kayigi said.
He added: “Sikubwabo had used about Rwf1.2 million to buy a motorcycle, which was also impounded. Investigations also revealed that he had put other Rwf400, 000 in their savings and credit scheme while Rwf400, 000 was still on his account.”
Sikubwabo is the person, who hosted Sengimana for days before moving out after renting his own house, according to Police.
Investigations also indicate that Sikubwabo was Sengimana’s expenditure channel, and the man who bought two other motorcycles, which were also seized, on behalf of Sengimana and worked with Ndayishimiye to register them in the latter’s names.
Records indicate that the two motorcycles in the names of Ndayishimiye were bought at Rwf3.3 million.
CIP Kayigi said that the trio and the exhibits were transferred to Kigali on Tuesday, where the crime was committed and wanted.