Escaping inmate shot dead in Rusizi

By IGIHE
On 3 March 2021 at 11:01

Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) has announced that an inmate identified as Masengesho Daniel has been shot dead attempting to escape.

“At Rusizi Prison, a detainee called Masengesho Daniel attempted to escape at night, unfortunately the deceased resisted to Prison guards on duty , prompting his shooting that resulted into his death,” RCS revealed via Twitter handle.

IGIHE has learnt that Masengesho was seen climbing the prison’s fencing as he attempted to escape around 7:47 pm on 24th February 2021. It is said that prison warders fired a warning shot into the air and shot him after declining to move back.

Masengesho was serving four-year jail sentence at Rusizi prison located in Rusizi district, Western Province.


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