Four fraudsters arrested in Musanze district
The National Police in Musanze district, in the Northern Province is holding four suspects over conning Rwf 15 million and selling a ghost Kigali house property.
Police affirmed the suspects, who include two women, were arrested on September 6, 2013 in a bar in Musanze District as they tried to strike an imaginary-deal with the would-be victim. They are currently detained at Muhoza Police Station.
The suspects stage managed the scenario by forging the premises land title and the national identification of the property owner.
Chief Superintendent Francis Gahima, the Northern Region Police Spokesperson said counterfeiting and swindling are not common crimes in the Northern Province but the suspects would be charged with counterfeit and swindling.
CSP Gahima warned citizens to be more alert before buying any property mostly land and houses.
Article 318 stipulates that ownership of , a property belonging to another person fraudulently or by using false names or qualities, are punishable with a three to five years jail sentence, or a fine of Rwf3 million to Rwf5 million.