Rwanda: Nigerian Lecturer Arrested Over Alleged Defilement of 15-Year-Old Girl

A section of UR’s Nyagatare campus where the suspect is a lecturer.

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested a Nigerian lecturer at the University of Rwanda (UR) after he was allegedly caught sleeping with a 15-year-old teen in Nyagatare district, Eastern Province.

The lecturer, Dr John Dorotimi who teaches at the University’s Nyagatare campus in the department of Irrigation and Drainage, was allegedly sleeping in the same bed with the teen at the time of arrest, Spokesperson of Rwanda Investigation Bureau Modeste Mbabazi told Kigali Today, our sister vernacular website.

The teenager was taken to Nyagatare district hospital for tests, while the suspect remain under arrest, our reporter on ground Emmanuel Sebasaza Gasana says.

The latest case happens when Rwanda grapples with high cases of teenage pregnacies.

For instance, Health Ministry findings indicate that in this year alone, more than 15,600 teenagers were impregnated between January and August – sparking a call for concerted efforts to curb the vice.

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