The trial of the prosecutor of Bururi Agricole Ndayitwayeko was held closed at the Makamba court of appeal (south of the country) on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. The request was made by the person concerned, for fear that the case might be found in the media. The case was taken under advisement.
Just at the start of the public hearing, Agricole Ndayitwayeko expressed a wish: to keep her away from prying eyes and ears, especially local media reporters who were present at the provincial appeals court. The judges ruled in favor of the defendant’s request even though the civil party argued that the law was violated.
The official is accused of “simple bodily harm” against Thierrive Bitangimana (17). The young student had been beaten up by the man who appeared free until unconscious. It was last March. The first audiance dates back to July 28 this year. The case was postponed to allow the person concerned to seek witnesses on his behalf.
According to a source close to the magistrates, the defense witnesses did not provide convincing arguments. Some even went so far as to say that the accused had driven them to perjury and that they were not present at the material time to testify.
The prosecutor’s representative requested a one-year and two-month prison sentence against the Bururi prosecutor.
Mr. Ndayitwayeko pleaded for the reduction of the required sentence by twelve months. The case was taken under advisement.