A primary school teacher is guilty for having raped a school girl in Mutambu commune.
A primary school teacher at Ruvyagira I primary school is guilty of a rape that he would have committed to a schoolgirl of 6th form at Ruvyagira II primary school in Mutambu commune, rural Bujumbura province. Anicet Nyandwi, the suspected rapist and teacher in 4th form doesn’t deny having had sexual intercourses with that child but seems to shift a part of responsibility on the victim who, according to him prompted him to commit the offence.
As far as the victim is concerned, she claims to have been deceived several times by that teacher who promised to marry her and this is the reason why the victim had kept the secret of their love relationship. The young lady is pregnant as the specialist confirms it in the requisition. The proposition of the rapist to the schoolgirl to a forced abortion and the attempt to run away towards an unknown place urged her to reveal the secret to Egide Ndikumana, the headmaster. It is the latter who denounced the infringement the last week of July 08 after some attempt to reach an amicable agreement about smoothing the affair.
Let us precise that the child said that she had had several sexual intercourses with the aforementioned teacher since the beginning of this year but it is on march 20th 08, that they were caught red-handed by Alexandre Hakizimana, the Ruvyagira I primary school headmaster.
Unfortunately, the former closed the eyes on the case and it took several months to denounce the offence what makes him also guilty. Thus, the charged rapist and the two headmasters were caught and detained together in kabezi commune custody in rural Bujumbura. This has provoked rumours and protests on behalf of families, friends and the public opinion on the spot who think that the judiciary police officer investigator had the intention to smooth the affair in creating confusion.
Nevertheless, the two headmasters were both accused of “breachi,g at the public solidarity” in accordance with the article number 351 of the criminal law. The two were guilty of “not have warned immediately the public authorities” while it was possible to limit the effects. There was the attempt of arrangement to reach an amicable agreement as well.
Within the framework of women assistance, young ladies and minor victims of violence, the human rights organization “Ligue Iteka” provided logistic means to the rural Bujumbura prosecutor who went on the ground to investigate on the case. Egide Ndikumana, the Ruvyagira II headmaster was released by the prosecutor after listening to all the parties and the judiciary police officer investigator.
He asked the judiciary police officer investigator to finish quickly the investigation and transfer the two other files at the provincial public prosecutor as they were at the end of the extensions of the defendant’s detention.