A Senior Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) officer, Maj. Dr. Aimable Rugomwa who is accused of beating a child to death has been sentenced to a ten-year jail term on top of a fine of Rwf 11million by a military court.
Maj. Rugomwa who has today been found guilty of killing Théogène Mbarushimana aged 19; has been handed the sentence at the Military Tribunal sitting at Nyamirambo.
It is alleged that Maj. Dr. Rugomwa who worked at Rwanda Military Hospital allegedly beat Mbarushimana after suspecting him of having carried out a theft on Sunday 4th September 2016 in Ubumwe village, Rubirizi cell of Kanombe sector in Kicukiro district.
He denied the allegations, saying that he was defending himself from a thief who he killed accidentally Prosecution proved that Maj. Dr. Rugomwa premeditated the killing basing on recorded statements, evidence and witnesses from ten people including her wife, Uwase Scovia who testified to have warned her husband against the killing but disregarded the call.
Prosecution in it evidence proved that the deceased was wounded which reflects that he was struck with blunt objects on the head, lost some teeth, and a finger and suffered broken fingers.