Rwamagana teacher arrested bribing his way out in defilement case

On 17 August 2021 at 01:55

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested a teacher identified as Théodore Nshimiyimana from Umubuga village, Mabare cell, Rubona sector of Rwamagana district over alleged defilement of 15-year old girl and attempted bribery to buy his way out.

Nshimiyimana who has been on the run was arrested on Monday 16th August 2021.

He was caught at the home of his friend identified as Elissa Nzabonimana who is also accused of conspiracy to bribe an investigator and concealing information on a serious crime.

IGIHE has learnt that the duo has been caught red-handed attempting to bribe an investigator to go easy on their case.

Nshimiyimana is reported to have defiled a 15-year old girl 5th August 2021 and escaped.

The Spokesperson of Rwanda Investigation Bureau, Dr. Thierry B. Murangira has told IGIHE that the man has been on the run.

“He has been hiding and later sent someone to negotiate with an investigator so they could offer Rwf1 million to reject his files. The investigator accepted with intentions to reach the man who had been on the run over a cruel crime. He has been caught today after offering Rwf800, 000. He was supposed to provide the balance of Rwf200, 000 tomorrow [on Tuesday],” he said.

The duo is detained at Rubona RIB Post as investigation is underway before their files are transferred to the Prosecution.

Upon conviction, a person who commits child defilement is liable to imprisonment for a period of not less than 20 years and not more than 25 years, if the victim is 14 years or older.

If child defilement is committed on a child under fourteen (14) years, the penalty is life imprisonment that cannot be mitigated by any circumstances.

Soliciting, receiving or offering bribery also attracts an imprisonment between five and s even years and fine worth three to five times the value of offered or solicited bribery.

Concealing information on a serious crime also attracts a sentence between six months and one year and a fine between Rwf100, 000 and Rwf300, 000.

Defilement is punishable by Rwanda's laws. Photo Latest Laws