Suspected yam thief lynched

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 10 April 2017 saa 12:52
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A man identified as Frederic Butera resident of Kibumba village, Manwari cell of Mbazi sector has been beaten to death in a garden where he was suspected to have stolen yams.

According to information from Mbazi sector officials, Butera and his colleague John Rushogoro were caught red handed in the garden located in Rukarara wetland on Saturday where they were beaten leading to his death as Rushogoro was left in critical condition.

The information has been confirmed by the executive secretary of Mbazi sector ,Immaculee Nyirabizeyimana who said the body of the deceased has been taken to Kaduha hospital for autopsy while Rushogoro is getting treatment at Ngara health center.

“We have arrested one suspect who is detained at Musange police station. Others including the garden owner are still at large. They were beaten by a large number of residents including some from Kaduha sector among others. They are all being hunt while investigations are underway,” she said.

Nyirabizeyimanaexplained that they held an impromptu meetingwarning residents against self-administered justice and asked them to report crimes to leaders.

Another theft suspect in the same locality was beaten to death last month.

A meeting has been organized in the area bringing together residents, district officials and security officials to assess the matter of theft and mob-justice.