Rwanda: Ex Kagame Doctor Shot Dead

Rwanda Police spokesperson,  Celestin Twahirwa

Rwanda National Police have commenced a deeper investigation into the killing of President Paul Kagame’s personal cardiologist, website like this Dr Emmanuel Gasakure as he attempted to disarm a police officer on duty on Thursday morning, order Chimp Corps report.

The incident, which Police described as “unfortunate,” occurred at around 6:35pm at the Remera Police Station in the capital Kigali on Wednesday.

The law enforcement body said in a statement that, a one Dr Gasakure who was “in detention was fatally wounded during a scuffle with a police officer on guard duty.”

It added that Dr Gasakure was in “police custody as part of investigations into offences including illegal entry on other person’s property, causing damage to property, illegal confinement, uttering verbal threats under the influence of alcohol or other stupefiant.”

Police Spokesperson Chief Supt Celestin Twahirwa said; “The deceased requested to go for a short call, was allowed but on getting out of the cell assaulted the officer on guard and tried to disarm him.”

Twahirwa added that, “In the ensuing scuffle the deceased was fatally wounded while the police officer sustained serious injuries and was rushed to hospital.  Investigations into the incident have since been launched.”

He said police “regrets this incident and will keep the family informed as the investigation proceeds.”


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