Husband and wife arrested over possession of weapons

NYAGATARE - Police in Nyagatare district is holding a  family for illegal possession of weapons. Police officials confirmed that Illidephonse Rusanganwa, 51 and his wife Dorocella Mukankubana, 50, residents of Rwimiyaga sector in Nyagatare district were arrested on Wednesday evening with weapons which the couple have been hiding in their son’s house. 
Rusanganwa and his wife at Nyagatare police post. (Photo / D. Ngabonziza)
Rusanganwa and his wife at Nyagatare police post. (Photo / D. Ngabonziza)

NYAGATARE - Police in Nyagatare district is holding a  family for illegal possession of weapons.

Police officials confirmed that Illidephonse Rusanganwa, 51 and his wife Dorocella Mukankubana, 50, residents of Rwimiyaga sector in Nyagatare district were arrested on Wednesday evening with weapons which the couple have been hiding in their son’s house. 

Police said that they recovered from the couple a  ‘stick-type’ grenade and a bayonet. 

‘We were tipped off by residents and arrested the two with the weapons which had been kept in one of the houses within their compound,’ a police official at Nyagatare police post said.

However, Rusanganwa’s wife, Mukankubana said that the weapons were left by her son whom she identified as  Phillip Maniraguha whom she said serves as an RDF soldier.

‘They were left by my son at his house. I decided to dig a hole in his house and kept them there. I didn’t know why he decided to leave them behind,’ she said.

She further revealed that she did not want to share with her husband the details of the weapons being in her compound as she feared that her husband would report the case to the authorities. ‘I felt that my husband could report the case to the authorities…So I kept it as a secret,’ she said.

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