23 January 2013

Rwanda: Four Confess to Killing Ugandan Trader At Border

The Police have arrested six men in connection with the death of a Ugandan businessman in Rutare sector, Gicumbi district, last Friday.

Dickson Tinyinondi, 28, a money changer, had come to Kigali to buy Rwandan francs, Police said. He was found burnt in his car at Gasekye village, about one-and-a-half kilometres off the Gatuna border point.

Supt. Theos Badege, the Police Spokesperson, said the suspects are detained at Kicukiro Police Station.

"They were arrested on Monday and today (yesterday); four of them confessed to the murder," Badege said, adding that the motive of the murder was money.

The suspects, who were arrested at the Kigali-Gatuna area, had Rwf10m on them, Police said. They will be paraded before the media today.

The Ugandan High Commissioner to Rwanda, Richard Kabonero, welcomed the arrest.

"We look forward to the successful prosecution of the perpetrators of this heinous crime," he said on his Twitter account.

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