KICUKIRO - Police in Kicukiro are holding four men over alleged armed robbery in Kigali City. Three of the suspects are demobilised soldiers. Police Spokesperson, Inspector Willy Marcel Higiro, confirmed the arrests over the weekend. He said the last suspect was apprehended on Friday. “We arrested the first suspect on December 31 and he began disclosing the names of his accomplices. We have been picking them one by one,” Higiro said.
He identified the three demobilised soldiers as François Gashaija, 28, Amade Murwanashyaka, 32, and Hussein Rubayita, 40. The fourth suspect Mulisa Nzabonikuze, 25, is a motorcyclist.
Police arrested the men after a tip-off from the public. Higiro said that Gashaija and Mulisa are suspected to have got involved in a robbery incident in Kicukiro on December 19.
He said that the gun and the motorcycle the suspected robbers used were left at the scene of the crime.