Prosecution probes serial killer’s motive

BUGESERA - The recent arrest of a serial killer in the eastern part of the country has not shed any light yet into what prompted him to murder seven people in a spate of two months.
Tubarimo with his killing tools after he was arrested last week. (File photo)
Tubarimo with his killing tools after he was arrested last week. (File photo)

BUGESERA - The recent arrest of a serial killer in the eastern part of the country has not shed any light yet into what prompted him to murder seven people in a spate of two months.

Twenty-seven year-old Aloys Tubarimo was arrested on November 26 in Bugesera District, Eastern Province, and is being held at Ririma Prison.

“We have not yet established the reasons behind the slaughtering of all those people,” John Bosco Mutangana, the Spokesman for the Office of Prosecutor General, said.
Tubarimo has confessed to killing seven cyclists from Bugesera and says his target was eight.

The suspect who lives in Rukora village, Gakamba Cell, Mayanja Sector in Bugesera, said he killed the seven in a period of two months and buried all of them in a pit in his garden.

Mutangana didn’t know when Tubarimo would appear in court but said that investigations are still going on. “We handed his case to the court, so it is up to them to proceed,” he said.

He said Tubarimo alleges that the people he stays with were not aware of his crimes.
Experts say a serial killer is someone who murders two or more people in two or more separate events over a short period of time for largely psychological gratification.

Many serial killers suffer from Antisocial Personality Disorder but usually not obsession, and thus appear to be quite normal and often even charming.

The murders may have been completed/attempted in a similar fashion and the victims may have had something in common, for example occupation, race, sex, etc.

Sources say Tubarimo used to get cyclists especially from Nyamata to take him home.
After reaching home, he would reportedly give them fruits and drinks and then attack them using a hammer.

He is among the suspects of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide but was released because he was a minor at the time of the crime.

After his release, according to residents, Tubarimo resorted to thieving, which later saw him arrested several times.
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