Police: Rwanda Musician Mihigo Conspired to Overthrow Gov’t


drugs geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>In a statement issued Monday, Police said Kizito Mihigo, a musician was arrested last Friday and Cassien Ntamuhanga, a journalist at Amazing Grace Radio, are suspected of offenses against state security.

Jean Paul Dukuzumuremyi, a demobilised soldier, was also arrested last Saturday over the same matter.

Police believe the trio was recruited by Rwanda National Congress of Gen Kayumba Nyamwasa and that it has been working for some time in collaboration with the FDLR, a genocidal militia in DRC.

The revelation ends days of uncertainty and rumours following the disappearance of Mihigo and Ntamuhanga.

“Mihigo, Ntamuhanga and Dukuzumuremyi are under investigation for involvement in planning terrorist attacks against Rwanda, planning violent overthrow of the government, planning to assassinate government officials and inciting violence among the population,” the Police statement seen by Chimpreports reads in part.

The three are suspected to be working closely with senior members of Rwanda National Congress (RNC) and the FDLR, and participating actively in a network that has carried out several grenade attacks and continues to plan terrorist action against Rwanda.

Police Spokesperson, ACP Damas Gatare said: “The Police are in possession of ample evidence including grenades and testimonies obtained from other accomplices arrested during the course of investigation.”

He further stated that the suspects have admitted to working closely with senior members of RNC and FDLR, an active network that has carried out several grenade attacks in Rwanda.

“The case file will now be submitted to the prosecution.”

Police said investigations remain underway to arrest other members of the network still at large.

“We encourage the public to continue to share relevant information with the Police,” he added.


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