Ndibwami Alain, the lawyer of Rujugiro Ayabatwa, was arrested following charges that he used forged documents in order to defend his client before the court.
According to sources on the ground, the arrest didn’t follow the legal process of the law, as it was confirmed.
Speaking to IGIHE, Rutabingwa Athanase the current President of the Rwanda Bar Association confirmed Ndibwami was still under Police arrest at Kicukiro Police Station.
“He was arrested by the police and is to be brought before the court of justice.”He said
However, Rutabingwa Athanase explained the reasons following his arrest and confirmed the process of his arrest was illegal.
According to sources on the ground, information says Lawyers across the country have stopped working in order to demonstrate for the arrest of their member Ndibwami Allain.
Rutabingwa told site that “We don’t demonstrate when we find ourselves in such circumstances, however, we stop working in order to express our concern in the matter of our member, and then later we return to work”
Ndibwami Said, as lawyers “we don’t agree with the way Ndibwami was arrested, adding that he was charged of using forged documents, that’s false”.
Ndibwami is expected to appear before the court on 27th November 2013.