His arrest has been officially confirmed by the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB).
"It is true that Prof. Harelimana has been arrested," Dr. Murangira B. Thierry, the spokesperson for RIB has told IGIHE.
Prof. Harelimana had assumed the duties since 2018 prior to his removal on 28th January 2023.
RIB Spokesperson has revealed that his arrest is based on an investigation done about him for some time in relation to offences he suspected of having committed while he was leading the institution.
Prof. Harelimana is suspected of crimes including flouting public tender procedures and abuse of public resources.