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Bamporiki to appear before court

By IGIHE
On 1er septembre 2022 at 08:23

The former State Minister in the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Edouard Bamporiki is set to appear before court for hearing on the crime of soliciting and receiving a bribe.

Bamporiki was suspended from his duties in May this year owing to matters of accountability that were under investigation and placed under house arrest.

Following his suspension, Bamporiki posted a message on his Twitter handle admitting that he received a bribe and apologized to the President of the Republic.

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) recently confirmed to IGIHE that it submitted Bamporiki’s case file in July 2022.

The Spokesperson of the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA), Faustin Nkusi has told IGIHE that a lawsuit was filed after receiving the dossier.

“We received the dossier on 8th July 2022 and filed a lawsuit to the court on 24th August 2022. The hearing will begin at Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on 16th September 2022,” he said.

Article 4 of the law N° 54/2018 of 13/08/2018 on fighting against corruption states that any person who offers, solicits, accepts or receives, by any means, an illegal benefit for himself/ herself or another person or accepts a promise in order to render or omit a service under his or her mandate or uses his or her position to render or omit a service, commits an offence.

Upon conviction, he/she is liable to imprisonment for a term of more than five (5) years but not more than seven (7) years with a fine of three (3) to five (5) times the value of the illegal benefit offered, solicited or received.

Bamporiki will appear before court in mid September this year.

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