Police in Neno have arrested 44-year-old John Paul Bizimungu, who was working as a nurse for Partners in Health (PIH) in the district, for intoxicating and raping a workmate.
According to Neno Police spokesperson, Raphael Kaliati, Bizimungu, who is from Rwanda , has been arrested and charged with the offence of rape which is contrary to Section 132 of the Penal Code.
“On the night of June 2, 2016 Bizimungu went to the house of the victim who is 19 years old and works for the same organisation [PIH]. He took to her bottles of liquor and convinced her to drink by telling her that it was not beer but fruit juice. After the victim had taken the substance she was intoxicated to lost control. This is where the suspect took her to his house and had carnal knowledge of her without her knowledge,” he said.
Kaliati said police arrested Bizimungu after the victim reported the matter to police.
Bizimungu is currently being kept in custody waiting for a court appearance on a date to be set soon.
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