Habumugisha recently posted a picture of himself on Twitter showing that he was in Paris.
Dr. Habumugisha who is an investor and proprietor of Goodrich TV was wanted by Nyarugenge High Court to implement the court’s verdict that he should be placed under provisional detention while his case is investigated. He was accused of publicly assaulting a girl named Kamali Diane.
On September 23rd, Dr. Francis was provisionally released after posting bail. He was released after Nyarugenge High Court decided he was in no position to impede ongoing investigations and that the crime he was accused of could not earn him more than five years in jail.
After he was acquitted, the prosecution filed the same charges for a second time because they were not satisfied with the final verdict. They demanded that he should be placed under detention again. However, this decision could not be applied since Habumugisha fled the country.
On Thursday, December 5th, 2019, through his twitter account, Dr. Francis Habumugisha posted a picture of himself showing he was at an airport in France.
Twitter users in Rwanda started questioning the justice system that allowed a criminal to walk in all impunity and travel to other countries.
Minister Busingye explained that Habumugisha was on the list of people not allowed to leave the country and that he fled the country through clandestine means.
“The Court ordered that Habumugisha be in provisional detention and he was on immigration’s stop list. He fled the country clandestinely but anytime; he will be brought to justice.”
On Thursday, December 12th, Minister Busingye posted on his Twitter account that Habumugisha turned himself into RIB.
Habumugisha Francis returned last night turned himself into RIB. Justice will now take it's course. pic.twitter.com/QUyYz3ycUF
— Busingye Johnston (@BusingyeJohns) December 12, 2019