Two juvenile delinquents escape Nyagatare prison

By IGIHE
On 21 May 2019 at 02:00

Two children from Nyagatare district have escaped Nyagatare juvenile prison where they have been detained for over a year. It is the first time inmates escape from the prison since it was established.

The escapees have been identified as Sam Mugisha who was serving three years and a half sentence for rape and Alphonse Tuyishimire who was serving a five-year sentence for a similar crime.

The spokesperson of Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS), Hillary Sengabo has told IGIHE that the inmates have escaped in the wee hours of this Tuesday and are on the run.

“It is the first time children escape this prison. We request people to provide information as the investigation is underway to rearrest them,” he said.

Rwanda’s penal code stipulates that an escaping convicted inmate gets a doubled jail term of the remaining sentence.


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