Five arrested in Kamonyi for stabbing resident

On 19 January 2021 at 04:30

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has announced that five men are detained for allegedly stabbing a man identified as Etienne Uwineza on the neck.

It is said that Uwineza, hailing from Kabagogo village, Marembo cell, Ngamba sector of Kamonyi district in Southern Province was stabbed on the neck and arms in the night of 8th January 2021 when the suspects went to his home and waked him up.

As he stepped outside, the suspects abducted him and disappeared until 10 am of the next day when Uwineza was found stabbed on the neck and arms.

“After stabbing him in the neck and arms, they left him in an abandoned house thinking he died,” said a resident.

Local leaders in collaboration with security officials rushed for first aid and took Uwineza at Kigali University Teaching Hospital (CHUK) where he is getting treatment.

The executive secretary of Ngamba sector, Jean de Dieu Twagirumukiza explained that it is unfortunate that the family was not aware that Uwineza was abducted till morning and appealed on residents to provide tip off on time to prevent similar incidents.

“It becomes easy to follow up when information is shared on time. I thank residents who rushed for support after the incident occurred and remind them to strengthen security patrols,” he said.

All the five suspects are detained Remera Rukoma Police Station as Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) investigates the case.