The suspect has been living with the deceased, Uwimana Florence, as spouses in Nyabubare village, Kayonza cell of Kayenzi sector in Kamonyi district. They had sired two children together.
It is said that Ntigurirwa returned home on Thursday at around 2am, hit her wife with a hoe in the head as she came to open the door.
Local leaders and security officials rushed to the scene upon information provided by the spouses’ daughter and launched a man hunt for the suspect who had escaped.
IGIHE has learnt that Ntigurirwa was yesterday arrested by residents of Nyagasozi village, Gihinga cell in Gacurabwenge sector and handed to sector officials as confirmed by the executive secretary of Gacurabwenge sector, Nyirandayisabye Christine.
He was taken to nearby police station.
“They saw him roaming around and informed their village leader that they detected a strange individual. He was arrested because the village leader already had the picture of the suspect,” she said.
Article 107 of the Law Nº68/2018 of 30/08/2018 stipulates that a person killing another willingly commits an offense. Upon conviction, he is liable to life sentence.