Ex Rwanda Premier Damien Habumuremyi Arrested

Former Rwanda Prime Minister Damien Habumuremyi has been arrested for allegedly issuing bouncing cheques.

Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) detained Habumuremyi when he appeared at their offices this past Friday.

“He was arrested and is being investigated for a breach of trust and issuing bounced cheques worth over Rwf100 million, both of which he allegedly committed between 2018 and 2019 when he was the rector and owner of Christian University of Rwanda,” the Acting RIB publicist Dominique Bahorera, Spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Habumuremyi served as Prime Minister between October 11, 2011 to July 2014.

He was later appointed Chairperson of the Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and Decorations of Honour (CHENO), a position he held from 2015 until 2019.

Habumuremyi’s arrest has stunned the nation. He is yet to speak out on the development.

RIB said the former premier’s case will be forwarded to prosecutors for action.

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