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Two suspected robbers arrested in Kayonza

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Kigali: Two suspected robbers were arrested yesterday in Kabarondo, Kayonza District following a night attack on a man, who was returning back home.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Theobald Kanamugire, who confirmed the arrest, said Jackson Kamanzi, 38, and Emmanuel Ndungutse, 22; armed with knives, ambushed one Aphrodice Ntawiheba in Umucyo Village, Rusera Cell as he headed back home and stole Rwf500, 000 from him.

“Ntawiheba had come to Kabarondo from Gakenke District where he lives, to visit his mother. He had a drink in one of the bars in Kabarondo trading centre, the same bar that Kamanzi and Ndungutse were also having drinks from.  As Ntawiheba was returning home at about 9pm, the duo allegedly attacked and cut him with knives, and stole about Rwf500, 000 which he had,” CIP Kanamugire explained.

“Good enough, the victim was able to see the attackers. His descriptions of the suspects was also collaborated by other people, who were passing by and witnessed the criminal attack,” the spokesperson said.

The victim was cut on the head and other parts of the body. “This is an act of armed theft with violence, threat and ambush to which the suspects will have to face in courts of law,” he said.

An ambush, under article 139 of the penal code, consists of waiting, for a certain period of time in one or various places, for an individual, either to kill or commit violence against the ambushed person.

Article 148, partly, states that “if the offender acted with premeditation or ambush, he or she shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of two to three years and a fine of Rwf100, 000 to rwf500, 0000.

However, theft with violence or threat under article 301 of the penal code provides a term of imprisonment of between three and five years and a fine of five to ten times the value of the stolen asset. (End)


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