Goodrich TV boss detained for assaulting female employee

The New Times.

Habumugisha, the Goodrich TV boss is detained for assaulting a female employee.

Francis Habumugisha, the proprietor of Goodrich TV, is being detained by Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) over physical assault on one of his female employees, identified as Diane Kamali.

At this moment Hon. minister we need two cases solved:

1- This lady’s case
2- Find, punish (according the law) and inform the public all people involved in mishandling her file

We don’t need to keep seeing these complaints on Twitter in order for them to get resolved

Thank you

JB Mutangana@JB_Mutangana

This case is being handled by the Prosecution and suspect is detained as investigations continue. A due process of law will follow and suspect will be presented to court with respect to criminal procedures.

“I was beaten in public by a man called Dr. Francis (Goodrich TV) on 16.07.2019. It’s been two months since I informed @RIBRwanda [Rwanda Investigation Bureau] but he (Francis) hasn’t been punished yet,” she tweeted.

Kamali later posted a CCTV video footage showing a man who she says is Habumugisha slapping her after a seemingly heated debate.

Diane Kamali@diane_kamali

Nakubitiwe Muruhame numugabo witwa Dr Francis (GoodRich TV). Kuwa 16.07.2019 Mbimenyesha @RIBRwanda hashize amezi 2 atarahanwa,ese kuba umuntu afite amafaranga, ngo anaziranye nabayobozi bakomeye bimwemerera guhohotera ntahanwe? @PaulKagame @FirstLadyRwanda @UrugwiroVillage

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Kamali told the media that what was seen in a CCTV video was true and the Goodrich TV boss slapped her after the latter realised she was filming a heated debate in which one of the fellow female employees was exposing the mistakes of her boss.

In her tweet, she wondered whether a rich and well-connected person can go around abusing people and never face justice.

Following this, Habumugisha was detained by RIB and his case was forwarded to the Prosecution Office for further investigation.

Jean-Bosco Mutangana, the Prosecutor General, said in a tweet on Wednesday, that the case was being handled by the Prosecution and the “suspect is detained as investigations continue”.

“A due process of law will follow and suspect will be presented to the court with respect to criminal procedures,” he added.

This also came as President Paul Kagame replied to Diane Kamali’s post promising her that he will follow up the case.

“We shall follow it up and get to know what exactly happened and take necessary action. Surprised if RIB was info(rmed), how they did not do what was required,” Kagame replied.

Diane Kamali@diane_kamali

Nakubitiwe Muruhame numugabo witwa Dr Francis (GoodRich TV). Kuwa 16.07.2019 Mbimenyesha @RIBRwanda hashize amezi 2 atarahanwa,ese kuba umuntu afite amafaranga, ngo anaziranye nabayobozi bakomeye bimwemerera guhohotera ntahanwe? @PaulKagame @FirstLadyRwanda @UrugwiroVillage

Paul Kagame

@PaulKagame

we shall follow it up and get to know what exactly happened and take necessary action. Surprised if RIB was http://info.how  they did not do what was required.

Mutangana told The New Times that the suspect is being charged with intentional assault or battery, an offense provided and punished by article 121 of Law Number 61/2018 of 30th August 2018 Determining Offences and Penalties in General.

The constitution stipulates that everyone has the right to physical and mental integrity and that no one shall be subject to torture or physical abuse, or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

editor@newtimesrwanda.com

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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,(www.rwandainspirer.com) is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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