Mutangana, former Prosecutor General arrested over forgery

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 28 October 2020 at 05:55

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested Mutangana Jean Bosco, a former Rwandan Prosecutor General, on charges of using forged documents.

RIB spokesman Dr Murangira B. Thierry, confirmed the arrest of the man who was still working as a lawyer.

In an interview with IGIHE, he said: “On October 26, 2020, RIB arrested Mutangana Jean Bosco on suspicion of using forged documents. He is being held at RIB Remera Station. ”

He said that the investigation is ongoing while the case is being processed for submission to the Prosecution.

Mutangana’s criminal offense is provided for in Article 276 of the General Criminal Code; provides that if convicted by a court, he shall be sentenced to imprisonment not less than five years but not exceeding seven years and a fine of not less than three million but not more than five million.

In July this year, Mutangana joined the Bar Association and launched a law firm called Mutangana & Partners.

Mutangana has experience of more than 20 years, served as the Prosecutor General for four years, beginning in 2016, and was replaced in November 2019.

He was also the President of the East African Prosecutors’ Association between 2016 and 2018.

Before that, he served as Prosecutor in the former prefecture of Cyangugu and Kigali City. He holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Law and Criminology from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands between 2010 and 2011.

Between 2015 and 2019 he continued his studies at the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands seeking a bachelor’s degree in law.

He has also served as Spokesperson for the Prosecution and has been appointed to head the Department in charge of tracking suspects of the genocide against the Tutsi hiding in foreign countries.

In 2004 Mutangana was appointed National Prosecutor, where he represented the Prosecution in various cases both in the High Court and in the Supreme Court.

RIB has arrested Mutangana Jean Bosco on charges of using forged documents.