NYARUGENGE - A man who was handed a 30-year sentence by Gacaca court, but had been on the run, is now in police custody.
Claver Zirimwabagabo, 51, was arrested, Tuesday, at Giti Kinyoni in Nyarugenge District.He is said to have been wandering in various parts of the country evading justice.
Zirimwabagabo, believed to have relocated to Rulindo District after committing crimes in Kicukiro District, has been in hiding for the last 17 years.
Niboye Sector Gacaca court, Kicukiro District where the fugitive resided during Genocide, sentenced him in absentia after it found him guilty of committing several atrocities, including murder.
He was a member of an Interahamwe cluster called Abazulu, which also raped Tutsi women in front of their husbands
Police Spokesperson, Supt. Theos Badege, who confirmed the arrest, said that they were tipped-off by the public.
“We were informed by some people who knew him. They called the police who arrested him at Giti Kinyoni,” Badege said.