Perpetual Nyabihu child defiler finally arrested

On 23 July 2019 at 07:11

A man identified as Marc Nizeyimana from Jenda sector of Nyabihu district has been arrested on account of defiling five girls at different times from neighboring sectors.

The suspect was arrested yesterday morning after security officials established that he spent the whole night with a nine-year-old girl.

The eldest of five girls Nizeyimana is suspected of defiling is 12 years old.
The executive secretary of Bukinanyana cell where the suspect lives, Cansilde Umurerwa has told IGIHE that the culprit has been suspected of committing the crime for a long time.

“He didn’t defile these children at the same time. He committed the crime at different occasions. More defiled girls were brought to the sector office where he was taken after his arrest,” she said.

Defiled girls are from neighboring sectors including Rubavu, Jenda and Bigogwe.
It is said that the suspect is married with children, twins.

“It looks like a disease. He never rapes adults. The vice has been rampant. We have been reporting him but would be released shortly. He previously defiled a child from Rega cell where I was serving. I reported him but was released within two weeks. The man had spent the whole night with the child,” said Umurerwa.

“He never defiles them at home. He takes them in forests. For instance, the girl she defiled yesterday was from Bunkinanyana cell but took her in Bigogwe sector,” she added.

The victims have been taken to the hospital for a medical check-up.

Rwanda penal code stipulates that whoever is found guilty of defilement is subjected to a sentence ranging between 20 to 25 years of imprisonment.

If the suspect if found guilty of defiling a child below 14 years, he is sentenced for life.

The eldest of five girls Nizeyimana is suspected of defiling is 12 years old.