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Suspected 17-year old girl defiler denied bail

By IGIHE
On 10 February 2021 at 10:00

Musanze Intermediary Court has rejected the bail application of Maniriho Jean de Dieu, a nurse suspected of defiling, facilitating abortion, and causing death of 17-year old girl.

On 25th January 2021, Muhoza Primary Court remanded Maniriho for 30 days, a decision which he appealed against.

Following the appeal, the court rejected the request yesterday citing many reasons pinning him.

The court said that Maniriho admitted to have had sex twice with the child, impregnated her and gave her money to undergo abortion lest she abandons school.

The court revealed that cited reasons are enough to pin him for suspected crimes.

As Maniriho appeared in Musanze Intermediary Court on 3rd February 2021, he claimed to have admitted these crimes because he was threatened with a gun pointed to his head and inflicted body harm in detention.

Musanze Intermediary Court insisted the decisions by Muhoza court are founded and upheld 30–day remand because he is suspected of cruel crimes and would tamper with investigations once released.

It was also decided that his concerns will be analyzed as trial begins in depth.

Maniriho was arrested on 9th November 2020. He is suspected of defilement, facilitating abortion and causing death of Iradukunda Emelance aged 17.


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