The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has dismissed allegations that its detectives interrogated businessman Aloys Rusizana as reported in our story earlier.
We reported that Rusizana was picked from his office in Remera and interrogated before being sent to Mageragere prison to serve a six years sentence slapped on him last year.
“RIB never interrogated Rusizana before sending him to Mageragere to serve his sentence after his second appeal was dismissed,” RIB told Taarifa this morning. “And that is the truth,” a senior official said.
A trusted source alleged that Rusizana was interrogated by RIB about the new commercial complex he owns and how he acquired money to build it.
The source told us that detectives asked him to provide sources of income he used to construct the building. It is said that they also asked him to confirm if he was a “umushumba” (shepherd) of powerful individuals in government.
The RIB official emphasized that, “his last appeal was dismissed and our role was to take him to Mageragere to serve his sentence not to open a new case against him.”
Sources say that the family is jittery and uncomfortable after our story.
Meanwhile, Taarifa has not yet established which institution froze his bank accounts and company accounts ans why.
A lawyer we spoke to says it is illegal to freeze his accounts if they had been frozen in connection to the case he is sentence for, unless it’s a separate case.
But RIB confirmed there are no new charges.
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