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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.



1 Edward { 08.23.10 at 10:18 am }

Arresting whoever you think is your oponent is one of the first stages towards political instability in any nation. Kagame is now paving a nice highway towards another genocide. Let’s pray so that it should not happen but the all symptoms are already there!!

2 manyamuala { 08.24.10 at 5:19 am }

Kagame and the western investors who are in control of the Congolese natural resources are merely trying to eliminate any member RPF who is privy to the real reasons why the 1994 Rwanda genocide occurred.
The western investors view the deaths of 800,000 Rwandans and over 6 million Congolese merely as “collateral damage” in their efforts to protect their economic interests, the control of Congolese natural resources. Current Rwanda’s ruling elites were carefully groomed for this job and are required to remain loyal to their duties of ensuring that mining operations in Congo are safe.

Sub Saharan Africa is doomed by the blind loyalty given to western powers by Africans elites acting like obedient scout boys! If these western investors were interested in developing Sub Saharan Africa using the resources they are looting by causing tribal conflicts, it would have been done long, long ago!

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