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Mushayidi arrested for terrorism, extradited

L-R: Deo Mushayidi, Martin Ngoga talks to the media after Mushayidi’s arrest ( Photo by F. Goodman)
By Gashegu Muramira
KIGALi – The former president of the Rwanda Journalists Association, Deo Mushayidi has been arrested on charges of terrorism and causing state insecurity.

The Prosecutor General, Martin Ngoga, said last evening that Mushayidi is part of a wider terror network that includes renegade military officers, Lt Gen Kayumba Nyamwasa and Patrick Karegyeya.

“He has been shuttling between various countries in the region and our security forces have been monitoring his movements.

He was arrested following cooperation by law enforcement organs of our neighboring country, Burundi,” Ngoga said.

Mushayidi has since been extradited to Rwanda to face courts of law.

“He is now in the hands of our national police, we have a lot of evidence about his involvement and about the whole network,” Ngoga said.

“The rest are detail that we will keep for investigative purposes.”

The Prosecutor General revealed that at the time of his arrest, Mushayidi was not staying in Belgium as it had been claimed.

“In recent months he had been living in the region”.

Ngoga promised to keep updating Rwandans on the progress of the operation to track down members of the network.

Mushayidi’s arrest comes barely days after prosecution linked the grenade attacks that took place last month on the defected senior RDF officers, who are now reported to be in South Africa.

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