Kizito Mihigo, two others arrested over suspected subversive activities

Rwanda National Police is holding three individuals suspected of offences against state security. The trio, who according to the Police had been recruited by Rwanda National Congress and were also collaborating with the FDLR, were arrested separately.

Rwanda National Police is holding three individuals suspected of offences against state security.

The trio, who according to the Police had been recruited by Rwanda National Congress and were also collaborating with the FDLR, were arrested separately.

They include Kizito Mihigo, a musician arrested last Friday, Cassien Ntamuhanga, who works with Amazing Grace Radio and had earlier been reported missing (arrested on Monday morning), Jean-Paul Dukuzumuremyi, a demobilised soldier who was arrested last Saturday, according to a statement from police.

Mihigo, Ntamuhanga and Dukuzumuremyi are being  investigated for involvement in planning terrorist attacks against Rwanda, trying to overthrow the government by use of violence, planning to assassinate government officials and inciting violence among the population, the statement said.

The trio, working with senior members of Rwanda National Congress (RNC) and the FDLR, is alleged to have been responsible for a series of grenade attacks that have rocked the country in the recent past and for continuing to plan terrorist activities against Rwanda.

Police Spokesperson ACP Damas Gatare, said: “The Police have ample evidence including grenades and testimonies obtained from other accomplices arrested to aid investigations.”

He added that the trio has confessed to working closely with senior members of RNC and FDLR, to carry out terrorist activities across the country.

ACP Gatare said the case file would soon be submitted to the prosecution for further action, adding that the Police will divulge more details about the suspects today.

Kizito Mihigo, 33, had previously claimed to have devoted his talent to the promotion of peace, unity and reconciliation among Rwandans.

An organist and composer, Kizito Mihigo, was born on July 25, 1981 in Kibeho Sector, Nyaruguru District, in the former Gikongoro Province, currently in the Southern Province.

 

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