A Kigali City lawyer identified as Nzamwita Ntabwoba Toy has been shot dead by the police as he declined to stop his car when asked by police near Kacyiru round about in the at former KBC.
Nzamwita was shot at around 3:00 am on Friday as he drove Toyota Land Cruiser.
Rwanda National Police has announced that Nzamwita was driving at high speed, knocked down a barrier at the manned checkpoint and proceeded to almost knock down a police officer who was trying to stop him.
Police explained that police officers at the checkpoint shot at the car aiming to stop it but he continued to drive away and was unfortunately shot dead in the process.
RNP expressed regret for the loss of life in this incident and conveyed condolences to the family of the deceased adding that further investigations are ongoing into the incident.
RNP urges all road users to avoid driving under the influence of alcohol and respect traffic rules.