Man held over woman’s murder

Police are holding unidentified man in connection with the murder of Rose Nyiranzisanira Bizigaba, a business woman who was last week shot to death by unknown assailants.
The late Rose Nyiranzisanira Bizigaba.
The late Rose Nyiranzisanira Bizigaba.

Police are holding unidentified man in connection with the murder of Rose Nyiranzisanira Bizigaba, a business woman who was last week shot to death by unknown assailants.

Nyiranzisanira,49, a resident of Kimironko Gasabo District, was on February 6, shot dead and robbed of Rwf 15million by unknown assailants.

Police Spokesperson Willy Marcel Higiro confirmed the development and said the suspect was in police custody as investigations continue.

“Yes, we arrested this man a day after the crime was committed. We are not comfortable to release the identity of the suspect because it might jeopardise our investigations,” Higiro told The New Times yesterday.

“These men come in the morning around 6:30am when all people were watching, parked their car and killed her,” Shaban Kagame, a driver of one the deceased’s trucks had earlier testified.

The deceased’s relatives have petitioned police to speed up the investigations.

“We want the police to handle the case expeditiously,” a deceased’s relative who declined to be named said yesterday.

The murderers driving a black Land Cruiser jeep registered RAA 940A, had earlier been seen parked near the scene. An unidentified man later appeared, grabbed the deceased’s bag, and shot her thrice in the head and wounded the driver.

According to Patrick Ndarishize, a nephew of the deceased, this was the second time gunmen had attacked her.

The first incident took place September last year when criminals attacked and took Rwf10m but they did not kill anyone at the time.

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