An evangelist called Theodore Dushimimana who resides in Musave Cell, Bumbogo Sector, Gasabo District, has been apprehended after he was found with two sisters whom it is believed he had locked inside his prayer room.
It is said that these ladies had entered this man’s house Thursday last week to have themselves healed from evil spirits.
Until Tuesday this week, the younger sibling who is reportedly possessed was still in that room tied up and unable to eat.
Bumbogo Sector Social Affairs Officer Chantal Uwimana said that the evangelist is one of other evangelists whose churches had been shuttered.
She added that until now, they hadn’t heard that he had reopened a prayer room at home.
“We closed his church but then he opened a prayer room at home. One of the ladies was reportedly possessed so she went there with her older sister because he claimed to heal possessed people,” she said.
The information of this incident leaked when one of the ladies who was not ill had a dispute with the evangelist’s wife who is also said to be a healer.
The pastor’s wife for some reason was involved in an argument with one of the sisters. The lady was injured, tied up and locked in the same room with her sibling.
The couple (evangelist and wife) apparently played loud music to avoid anyone hearing the sisters screaming for help.
Later the music was turned off, and neighbours heard the two sisters cry for help.
Security organs in the area then arrived, broke the door, and took them out of the room.
The victims were instantly taken to Ndera Neuropsychiatric Hospital while the pastor was arrested and taken to Rwanda Bureau of Investigation (RIB) in Bumbogo for questioning.