Notorious fugitive Paul Rusesabagina, a Rwandan wanted for a score of serious crimes has been finally arrested.
“He is currently detained at Remera Police Station while his case file is being processed in accordance with Rwandan criminal procedure,” Rwanda Investigation Bureau said on Monday.
RIB presented the high profile catch before the media in the capital Kigali. He arrived at the press venue aboard a detainee van. He finally disembarked from the van but in handcuffs clad in a clean suit and face masked.
RIB said Rusesabagina was arrested “through international cooperation”.
Rusesabagina is the founder of the ‘National Liberation Forces (FLN)’, an armed terrorist organisation under his Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD).
Rwanda is currently holding and trying dozens of FLN members for war crimes and other violations committed on Rwandan territory including murder. Callixte Nsabimana one of the FLN leaders is undergoing trial in Rwanda.
Rusesabagina under the grip of the Rwandan hands will be very vital in the ongoing trial against FLN members.
For example Calixte Nsabimana is defending himself against 16 counts, including terrorism, treason, forming of an illegal armed group, engaging in acts of terrorism for political gain, incitement to commit terrorism, and murder among other charges.
The former motor mouthed FLN rebel leader is also charged with kidnapping, spreading false information or propaganda aimed at undermining the Rwandan government abroad, denying genocide, armed robbery, arson, engaging with foreign nations with a view to waging war, and forgery, among others.