Evode Mushingwamana, a very powerful man that seats on the Public Accounts Parliamentary Committee, has finally been charged in court following sexual abuse allegations levied on him early June, 2019 from a case that began last year.
“I hereby inform that the suspect was arraigned and prosecuted in a Court of law,” Jean Bosco Mutangana, the Prosecutor General, said on Wednesday after a one concerned Juliette Karitanyi had inquired via tweeter why the suspect would just be kept serving in Parliament without any prosecution.
Juliette also tagged President Kagame, saying “it’s been a while now since a man called Evode Mushingwamana here copied @EMushingwamana still works for the parliament yet he is accused of rape, attempt of murder, forcing abortion and trafficking a Burundian refugee. The case is in court.”
The Prosecutor General swiftly responded to Juliette’s tweet saying, “I extend my apologies for not having come out on time to inform the status at which this matter is handled despite continued outcry.”
First and foremost, i extend my apologies for not having come out on time to inform the status at which this matter is handled despite continued outcry. I hereby inform that the suspect was arraigned and prosecuted in a Court of law.
— JB Mutangana (@JB_Mutangana) November 27, 2019
Mushingwamana is accused by Peri Niyibigira, a Burundian girl from a refugee camp for allegedly threatening to kill her after sexually abusing her and impregnating her. Niyibigira had recorded a statement with Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) but she has been waiting for more than a year.
Taarifa is informed that a DNA test was conducted confirming that the parliamentarian is indeed the biological father of the child.
The man was asked to provide for the child, but he apparently was seeking for a different settlement out of court, which he failed to do, prompting authorities to let the matter be handled by the court instead.
Taarifa had exclusively reported about this case in June under the title Burundian Refugee Girl Writes To President Kagame Seeking Justice After Rwandan Man Sexually Abuses, Impregnates Her .