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
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.Last week, in a tweet, Kamali said that Habumugisha physically abused her in July at a staff meeting that took place at the TV station’s office at Makuza Peace Plaza.
“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.
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.
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.
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