Rwandan Police Apprehend Suspected Serial Killer Linked to Grisly Discoveries.
In a chilling turn of events, Rwandan authorities have apprehended a 34-year-old man suspected of being a serial killer responsible for the deaths of over 10 individuals. The grim revelations came to light as the man faced eviction from his rented residence in Kicukiro, a suburb of the capital city, Kigali. His inability to meet rent payments for several months prompted the landlord to seek assistance from the local police.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers were confronted with a disturbing sight. The victims, comprising both men and women, were believed to be sex workers. A police official disclosed to Rwanda’s private newspaper, The New Times, that the suspect initially put up a fierce resistance during the eviction.
The officer recounted, “He apologized and wept profusely, which raised our suspicions. It was at the police station where he admitted to having taken the lives of several people, prompting the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) to launch an investigation.”
Authorities have since recovered a number of bodies, though the precise count will be determined following forensic examinations, according to Thierry Murangira, a spokesperson for RIB.
Murangira revealed the chilling modus operandi of the suspect, stating, “He would entice his victims, primarily prostitutes, to his residence under the guise of transactions, only to rob them of their possessions, including their phones, before strangling them to death. The bodies were then buried in a makeshift grave located within the confines of his rented house.”
At present, the suspect has yet to face formal charges. Notably, he had been arrested in July on allegations of robbery, rape, and threats against women. However, he was subsequently released due to insufficient evidence.
The shocking revelations have sent shockwaves through the Rwandan community, with many expressing their disbelief and concern on social media platforms following the breaking news on Wednesday.