Prison break: Convicted former journalist escapes Nyanza Prison

By IGIHE
On 31 October 2017 at 09:08

The Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) has confirmed reports that Cassien Ntamuhanga accused and convicted of treason, terrorism and plotting murder has escaped from Nyanza Prison.

Ntamuhanga is a former journalist at Amazing Grace Radio in Kigali.

Speaking to IGIHE, the RCS spokesperson, CIP Hillary Sengabo confirmed that three inmates escaped from the prison last night.

“It happened last night, he escaped with two more inmates by using ropes and jumped over the prison wall,” he said.

Sengabo said on Tuesday morning RCS officers found abandoned but seemingly used ropes at the prison wall which prompted them to start investigations.

Ntamuhanga had been co-accused with Jean Paul Dukuzumuremyi, Agnes Niyibizi and Kizito Mihigo.

In 2015, the court convicted Ntamuhanga of treason charges and sentenced him to 25 years in prison.

Other escapees are Sibomana Kirenge who had been sentenced to 20 years on murder charges and Theogene Tambirije who was serving 16 years on rape conviction.

Ntamuhanga (C) and other escapees
Ntamuhanga in 2014
Cassien Ntamuhanga and Agnes Niyibizi before the court
Ntamuhanga accused and convicted of treason, terrorism and plotting murder
Ntamuhanga, former journalist at Amazing Grace Radio
The court convicted Ntamuhanga of treason charges and sentenced him to 25 years in prison

Photos by Philbert Girinema


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