A woman identified as Everiane Kankumburwa was taken into custody in Kamonyi District on Tuesday for allegedly giving a bribe to tempt wrongful release of his detained husband.
Kankumburwa currently detained at Mukingo Police Station is accused of attempting to give a bribe of Rwf100, 000 to a police officer at the same station where her husband is detained over drug trafficking.
Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Emmanuel Kayigi, the Southern region Police spokesperson, explained that the suspect approached the officer at the station requesting to have her husband released.
“Kankumburwa was trying to go through the Police officer to take the Rwf100, 000 to a RIB investigator handling her husband’s case, and she was arrested red-handed after the officer informed his colleagues about her criminal attempt,” CIP Kayigi said.
He warned against such graft tendencies and attempts to bribe Police officers in particular, adding that it affects service delivery.
Corruption is defined under article 633 of the penal code as an “act of giving or agreeing to give a gift in cash or any other illegal benefit, for the provision of a service or act in unlawful way or to reward the provider of the service or act rendered, either by the recipient or an intermediary.”
The act is punishable under article 641 of the penal code with a term of imprisonment of between five to seven years and a fine of twice to ten times the value of the illegal benefit offered or promised.
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