Yesterday, Rwanda National Police handed over money amounting to Rwf250,000 or Ush3 million recovered from a thief to a Uganda businessman.
The suspect identified as Fred Byamukama, was tracked and arrested after timely exchange of information and collaboration between Rwanda and Uganda Police forces.
He was arrested on Monday 15th July this year in Rwemiyaga Sector of Nyagatare District.
The Ugandan businessman, Tumwebaze Wycliffe, expressed surprise upon learning that his money was recovered, after having resigned to the thought that he would never recover it.
“The suspect is a person I know very well. On June 8, I gave him Ush4 million shillings in advance to purchase beans, but instead, he disappeared with the money and switched his phone off. All attempts to reach him were futile and that is when I realized I had been robbed,” Rwanda National Police quoted Tumwebaze telling journalists
He added; “I reported to Uganda Police and days later, I was told that the thief had been arrested in Rwanda. Today they have given back the money and I am very grateful to Rwanda National Police for its efficiency and strong collaboration with Uganda.”
Rwanda National Police Spokesperson, Chief Superintendent Celestin Twahirwa, said that the successful operation is an evidence of existing security and safety for people from both Rwanda and Uganda, due to the “fruitful cooperation between the two police forces.”
December last year, RNP also handed over Rwf8 million to a Ugandan businessman that had been stolen from him in Kabale, south-western Uganda.