Nyamirambo Military court has adjourned the trial of Second Lieutenant Henri Jean Claude Seyoboka as he says that he awaits a response from the Minister of Justice whom he petitioned for a defense lawyer.
Seyoboka who appeared today in court without a defense lawyer has said that he was not ready for trial before he gets feedback from the minister.
The lead Capt. Kayijuka Kagiraneza said that Seyoboka disregarded explanations he received during the bail application.
Prosecution had informed court that the ministry of justice only provides a defense lawyer for a person extradited from other countries noting however that Seyoboka’s was dismissed.
Capt. Kagiraneza explained that Seyoboka was connected with his wife whom he called and made arrangements for legal representation.
“He may not be tried today without defense lawyer but it should not be the reason next time because we facilitated him in the process of getting a defense lawyer,” he said.
Seyoboka, 50 was deported from Canada to be tried in Rwanda. He is accused of genocide crimes in various attacks killing Tutsi in Kiyovu among other regions.
Seyoboka fled to Canada in 1996 and received asylum which was revoked later after finding him guilty of telling lies and concealing the fact that he was Second Lieutenant in Ex-FAR militia.