The man was arrested on 10th May 2021 in Seruhembe village, Rwotso cell, Kibirizi sector in Nyanza district.
RIB spokesperson, Dr. Murangira B. Thierry has said that the suspect pleaded guilty during preliminary investigation.
“The suspect has pleaded guilty during preliminary investigation. The man explained that he murdered the girl to tamper with evidences because she had seen him stealing her family’s goat. The man followed her in the forest where the goat was taken to forage fodder and strangled the girl dead,” he said.
Dr. Murangira explained that the man was once handed six-year sentence for drug trafficking in 2014 and released in 2019 after completing jail-term.
“The man was recently released after serving six-year sentence over drug trafficking,” he revealed.
Dr. Murangira condoled with the bereaved family noting that whoever committing crimes will be held accountable.
He is detained at Kibirizi RIB Station awaiting his files to be transferred to the Prosecution.
The girl’s body was taken to Rwanda Forensic Laboratory for postmortem.