RWANDA: OUTRAGE AS KEY SUSPECT IN THE GRUESOME MURDER OF POLITICAL ACTIVIST HABARUGIRA IS REWARDED.

Justin Bahunga, Commissioner for External Relations and spokesperson-FDU-Inkingi

PRESS RELEASE

FDU-Inkingi has learnt from reliable sources that the key suspect in the gruesome murder of its members Jean Damascene Habarugira, Mr Theophile Bizimana, has been released and given work at the Ngoma public car park where he is in charge of monitoring cars coming in and out of the park.

We would like to recall that the late Mr Habarugira was called by Theophile Bizimana, security agent of Remera District on the 5th of May 2017 allegedly to discuss about a business that he had found for him in construction industry.

He never came back from the meeting and the family was called three days later by Nyamata police to come and pick his body from Nyamata mortuary, 70 kilometres away from his home. The body was found almost decapitated and the eyes gouged out.

The Police spokesperson Theo Badege confirmed that “Mr Bizimana Theophile was arrested and detained pending further investigations on the disappearance of the late Habarugira”.

The state prosecutor Mr Nkusi confirmed that “a suspect was arrested and was waiting to be produced before a court soon”. It is quite outrageous that no suspect was ever presented before a court of law as promised by the state prosecutor but instead the key suspect Theophile Bizimana has been released without informing the family of the late Habarugira. To add insult to injury he has been rewarded with a job.

Meanwhile, RPF operatives continue to harass the relatives and friends of the family of the late Habarugira in his home area of Ngoma. Some of those threats are made during public meetings. 

The FDU-Inkingi would like to call on the Rwandan government to investigate this information and inform the family of Habarugira of steps taken in identifying the assassin of late Habarugira Jean Damascene and bring him to account for the gruesome crime committed. Otherwise, the family and friends would be legitimate to conclude that it was a state sponsored murder. 

Done in London on May 27, 2018 

FDU INKINGI

Justin Bahunga,

FDU-Inkingi Commissioner for External Relations and spokesperson.

Contacts: infocomrelext@fdu-rwanda.com; info@fdu-rwanda.com;

Phone: +44-7988-883-576

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