Rwandan authorities have arrested four COVID-19 positive patients who had escaped from a treatment facility for Kirehe and Ngoma Districts in the Eastern Province.
Details indicate that the four patients are no longer at large.
They were undergoing treatment in ASPEK treatment centre that has a total number of 174 COVID-19 cases.
“At around 6:20PM on Wednesday, four detainees who were under treatment at the center managed to break through the window and escaped. They were 14 detainees in one classroom,” a source told Taarifa.
The escapees have been identified as; Nsabimana Olivier 30 years, son of Ngirumpatse J’Damascene and Nyirandushyi Antoinette of Kayonza District, Kabarondo Sector, Rusera Cell, Rusera Village- he is also accused of cattle theft and was not yet sentenced.
Another escapee is Banguwiha J. Paul 21-year son of Sendwi Xavere and Muhindiri Godelive resident of Ngoma District, Zaza Sector Nyagasozi Cell, Isangano Village and was sentenced one (1) year for stealing a goat.
According to the list there is also Mubyarirehe alias Nyamayarwo aged 52 years. He is son of Misigaro Auguste and Mukakoroti Clodette of Ngoma District, Mugesera Sector, Mugatare Cell, Isangano Village and was accused of spousal harassment.
Authorities also have identified another escapee as Ndagijimana Dominique aged 35 years. His parents are Barazikina Xavier and Mukandezi Didacienne. The escapee is a resident of Mugesera Sector,Agatare Cell, Munini village in Kayonza District and was accused of chicken theft.
According to Rwanda National Police, two officers including; Ssgt Kalisa Bruno and PC Karenzi Marc have been apprehended for the their negligence on duty which led to the escape of the patients.
“Detainees took advantage of weakness of Police officers who delayed to switch on lights. Ssgt Kalisa left his observation post and went to his accommodation to pick the torch and didn’t brief PC Karenzi to be alert whe he remained alone. PC Karenzi heard detainees shouting for intervention during the escape and delayed to intervene to see what was happening,” Police told Taarifa.