Bayigamba, former youth minister appears in court

By IGIHE
On 30 October 2019 at 05:42

Robert Bayigamba, the former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture has appeared in court for bail hearing on alleged crimes of illegal acquisition and sell of property that did not belong to him.

Bayigamba appeared in Nyarugenge Primary court this Wednesday for bail application hearing as investigations are underway.

Bayigamba appeared in court around 10:30 putting on glasses, a black jacket, Kaki trouser and shower sandals.

He told the judge that he is not ready for trial citing the absence of his defense lawyer. He requested time to negotiate his legal representative to which prosecution said that it is part of the suspect’s rights to get legal representation.

Prosecution explained that Bayigamba had a defense lawyer during interrogations at Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) but was not informed of his client’s hearing when called to clarify reasons for his absence in the morning.

The judge requested to update Bayigamba’s defense lawyer the next day for hearing on Wednesday 6th November 2019.

Bayigamba was arrested on 22nd October 2019.

RIB explained that Bayigamba is suspected of applying fraudulent practices to rip off and selling of another person’s item.

Bayigamba is suspected of applying fraudulent practices to rip off and selling of another person’s item.
The judge requested to update Bayigamba’s defense lawyer the next day for hearing on Wednesday 6th November 2019.
Bayigamba was arrested on 22nd October 2019.

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