Disgraced singer Kizito Mihigo arrested

Kizito Mihigo (L) was captured as he attempted to cross into Burundi using an illegal route.

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), Friday, confirmed that it is holding local singer Kizito Mihigo who is alleged to have attempted to illegally cross the border into Burundi.

Sources say he was spotted and stopped by local residents in Nyaruguru District who later handed him over to authorities after allegedly turning down a Rwf300,000 bribe.

RIB has since confirmed that Mihigo had tried to bribe his way to Burundi.

It is believed his plan was to join anti-Rwanda terror groups operating in neighbouring Burundi.

The musician, is no stranger to crime. He was convicted in 2015 after he pleaded guilty to crimes including conspiracy to murder President Kagame and other top leaders of the country.

He was among more than 2,000 convicts who were released when President Paul Kagame commuted their sentences  in September 2018 .

Mihigo had in February 2015 been convicted to 10 years in prison.

He had been convicted alongside his co-accused, Cassien Ntamuhanga, former director of a Christian radio station, who escaped prison while serving a 25 year term for terrorism and incitement charges.

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