Ex-Rwandan Spy Chief Accused of "Complicity" with Most Wanted Genocide Fugitive
    2011-02-09 01:21:38     Xinhua      Web Editor: Chu
 

Rwanda's former intelligence chief, Patrick Karegeya, currently seeking asylum in South Africa, was accused on Tuesday by judicial authorities of his country over "complicity" with the most wanted genocide fugitive, the ex- Rwandan tycoon, Felicien Kabuga.

The spokesperson of the Rwanda's Public Prosecution Authority, Alain Mukuralinda, said there is some tangible evidence proving that, after the genocide of 1994, the former chief of external intelligence was in "secret contact" with the sons of the most wanted financier of the Rwandan genocide, and helped them to illegally acquire all belongings of their father, including two buildings in the capital city Kigali.

"The prosecution investigating on his case found that the former intelligence chief used, between October and December 2003, his position to push that all buildings belonging to the tycoon genocide fugitive be returned illegally to the family," Mukuralinda said.

"We are considering re-freezing all the properties belonging to the top genocide fugitive that were acquired illegally," he added.

Meanwhile, Kenya where M. Kabuga is believed to be hiding, has been accused at several occasion, by the US and the International criminal tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) based Arusha town located in northern Tanzania, for having failed to cooperate in the arrest of wanted Rwandan genocide fugitive suspect.

Kabuga has a bounty of 5 million U. S. dollars under the U.S.- funded Reward for Justice Program.

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