The Kibuye Hospital administrative officer Innocent Sevumba has been suspended from his post, days after he was arrested and later released on bail over a corruption case. Apollinaire Byiringiro was, last week, named as his replacement. Officials said the move was aimed to pave way for thorough investigations into the alleged crimes. Soon after his tentative release, Sevumba was temporarily retained as the administrative officer until last week when Byiringiro (formerly working at Kirinda Hospital) was named as his successor. Sources intimated to The New Times yesterday that Sevumba was recalled to the ministry headquarters but it is not yet clear if he will be reassigned new duties if proven innocent by the courts of law with the trial yet to kick off. Sevumba is jointly accused with former accountant, Dominique Xaxier Nzanana, of embezzling Rwf 18.5 million and breaching procurement laws. The scam was unearthed following an audit conducted between 2008 and 2010. Meanwhile, ahead of the trial, prosecution has also named another prosecutor to take on the graft case.
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