Police nabs suspected thief

GASABO - Police in Remera is holding a 19-year-old man in connection with theft of property worth Rwf 3m belonging to the Country Director of the International Justice Mission (IJM), Lane Mears, a resident of Kibagabaga, Kinyinya Sector, of Kigali’s Gasabo District.The suspect, Theogene Ntawanganyimana, worked as Mears’ house help.
SEEKING PARDON; Theogene Ntawanganyimana, (L) who stole goods worth millions from his employer Lane Mears (R) asks for forgiveness. The New Times / Timothy Kisambira
SEEKING PARDON; Theogene Ntawanganyimana, (L) who stole goods worth millions from his employer Lane Mears (R) asks for forgiveness. The New Times / Timothy Kisambira

GASABO - Police in Remera is holding a 19-year-old man in connection with theft of property worth Rwf 3m belonging to the Country Director of the International Justice Mission (IJM), Lane Mears, a resident of Kibagabaga, Kinyinya Sector, of Kigali’s Gasabo District.

The suspect, Theogene Ntawanganyimana, worked as Mears’ house help.

IJM is a human rights agency that advocates against slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.

Ntawanganyimana, who vanished with the property last Sunday, was arrested on Monday in Nyagatare with stolen property that included three laptops, a Blackberry phone, USD1,300 and Rwandan currency.

Mears noted in an interview with The New Times that he immediately informed the police after he realised that his property was missing.

“I am happy for having recovered my property and I thank police for the good work they have done.”

Ntawanganyimana confessed to the crime, saying that he hoped to use the money to advance his talent as a musician.

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