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Ferwafa’s Habimana released on bail

Kicukiro Primary Court on Thursday, May 21, released Hussein Habimana, Technical Director at the Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) who was detained last month as he faces rape charges. According to reports, Habimana – who serves his current position since 2018 – allegedly cornered one of the contestants for Miss Rwanda 2020, promising that he had the ability to help her win the crown. He reportedly wooed the pageant to his home where he forced her into sex. The National Public Prosecution Authority had recently requested the court to remand the suspect for 30 days, noting that “he might interfere with the investigation we are doing on collected evidence.” A credible source that spoke to Times Sport on Friday said that “there was no tangible evidence that the suspect’s release would interfere with the proceedings of the case in its substance, hence the court decided to give him bail.” However, according to the source, the prosecution might choose to appeal the bail ruling. According to article 134 of Rwanda’s Penal Code, any person who is convicted of rape is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than ten years but not more than 15 years and a fine of not less than Rwf 1,000,000 but not more than two million Rwf 2,000,000.

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