“Bamporiki Edouard who was the State Minister in the Ministry of Youth and Culture is under house arrest, being investigated for serious cases of corruption,” RIB has revealed via Twitter handle.
The arrest follows his suspension through a statement released by the Office of Prime Minister indicating that the decision is owing to matters of accountability under investigation.
The Spokesperson of Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), Dr. Murangira B. Thierry, has told IGIHE that the investigator handling his case has ordered him not to move beyond his home’s premises.
“During investigation, an investigator or prosecutor can issue orders to be respected by the suspect irrespective of tangible reasons for suspicion. Not moving beyond perimeters of his home is among orders the investigator gave him,” he said.
In 2013, Bamporiki was elected a member of the Lower Chamber of Rwandan Parliament.
Later in 2017, he was named as the Chairman of Rwanda’s National Itorero Commission prior to his latest appointment as the Minister of State in the Ministry of youth and Culture on 4th November 2019.