The incident took place yesterday as Police jointly with Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) went to arrest the mother accused of crimes including incitement of public disorder and trivialization of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
Idamange, 42, has been heard featuring in talk shows aired on social media platforms engaging in illegal political activities punishable by Rwanda’s laws.
Following these acts, RNP and RIB went to arrest her to investigate her acts.
RNP statement shows that the woman resisted forces that went to arrest her and injured police officer.
“Since January 31, 2021, Ms. Idamange Iryamugwiza Yvonne, 42, has exhibited behavior that mixes politics, criminality, and madness of different media platforms. This conduct invited the attention and close scrutiny of law enforcement,” reads the statement in part.
“Accordingly, this evening February 15, 2021, at around 4pm, Police jointly with Rwanda Investigation Bureau arrested Ms. Iryamugwiza on charges of serious crimes including inciting public disorder, resisting lawful arrest and aggravated assault against law enforcement officer. The suspect used a bottle to cause head injuries to the officer who was immediately taken to Kacyiru Hospital for medical attention. Further investigations are ongoing,” adds the statement signed by Police Spokesperson, CP John Bosco Kabera.