Partners in the Forever Living Products (FLP) health producets have protested the release of their members, who they claim owes them bonuses worth Rwf 8,800,000.
Recently The New Times ran a story that Peruth Biryabarema had been arrested for diverting $16,000 worth of bonuses meant for her partners. She was accused by the prosecution of abuse of trust.
Four complainants; Allen Atwine, Claudine Gahongayire, Eugenie Mukamacumu and Melanie Nikuze claim to be victims of Biryabarema’s alleged fraud.
“In this company, every individual is responsible for marketing the product and the company pays in bonuses, that is to say, a percentage of marketing costs is paid to us. The more you bring people on board the more bonuses you get,” Atwine explained.
According to Augustine Nkusi the spokesman of the public prosecution, Biryabarema was released legally.
“Giving someone bail is based on article 43 of the penal code if a prosecutor handling the case sees there are no substantial reasons to hold the suspect in detention” Nkusi said yesterday.
He added that the case is still in the process of investigation and could be presented to court immediately after when they are complete.
When contacted yesterday, Biryabarema declined to comment on the matter.