Crime & Investigation

Ex Rukungiri CAO Arrested Over Stolen LC Bicycles


cost geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Mr Ahabwe who is currently the Principal Secretary in charge of Bujumbura County was arrested on Friday evening while at his home in Rukungiri.

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pharm geneva; font-size: small;”>He was arrested with the district driver Martin Akankwasa all accused of masterminding the disappearance of 53 bicycles from the district stores between 2010 and 2011.

pills geneva; font-size: small;”>While still acting as the CAO in 2011, Mr Ahabwe had invited the parish chiefs across the district to receive their bicycles but as he opened the store only 12 bicycles out of 68 were found.

The Rukungiri district Police Commander Christopher Ruhunde told Chimpreports on Saturday that a total 65 Roadmaster brand bicycles valued each at Shs 200,000 each were delivered to Rukungiri district from local government to help the parish chiefs carry out their duties but they disappeared from the district stores shortly on arrival.

Ruhunde said Mr. Ahabwe authorized the release of 53 bicycles to unknown destination using the district driver.

“Since then, we have been investigating the disappearance of the bicycles until we discovered that Mr. Ahabwe and one Akankwasa were behind it,” Ruhunde said.

It is also reported that the district driver, a one Akankwasa used to ferry the bicycles to Rukungiri town in bundles of 10 using government vehicles to an unknown businessman who is also yet to be arrested.

“We have also dispatched a team of police detectives to investigate and find out the businessman who was purchasing the bicycles to help us with credible information,” Ruhunde added.

The Rukungiri district chairman Dan Byabakama said:”I had assured the chiefs who had gathered to pick their bicycles to wait and whoever was behind the matter will not escape the long arm of the law.”


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