Rwandan Defense Ministry says arrested Lt Col Rugigana Ngabo is in safe hands
Kigali: The wife of detained Lieutenant Colonel Rugigana Ngabo or anybody else cannot see him at the moment as it is too early, the Defense Ministry said Monday.
Defense Spokesman Lt. Col Jill Rutaremara said Rugigana – a brother to dissident Gen Kayumba Nyamwasa, will only have the possibility of seeing his family when the right time comes.
Lt. Col Rugigana was arrested on Friday on charges of terrorism. The Defense Ministry said the detention had nothing to do with the blood relations that the officer has with Gen Kayumba, now exiled in South Africa.
“At the moment, it is not possible for [Peace Rugigana] or anybody else to meet him,” said the Army spokesman on state radio, on Monday.
“It is still too early. Time will come when he will be presented in court – at which point he will even be able to seek legal representation.”
On Sunday, Peace Rugigana suggested her husband may have disappeared because he was not only of the lists detainees at two military facilities.
Lt. Col Rutaremara dismissed claims wondering how the army which revealed his arrest would again make him disappear.
The army says Rugigana is safe and being held somewhere in a military prison in Kigali while investigations are going on.