Rwanda’s FDLR Rebel Group spokesperson and Intelligence chief remanded

The Gasabo Primary court has handed 30 days remand to Nkaka Ignace alias La Forge Bazeye Fils former spokesperson of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) rebel group and co-accused Lt. Col Nsekanabo Jean Pierre Alias Abega, former intelligence of the same group on suspicion of terrorism.

The duo was arrested at Bunagana border in December 2018 returning from Uganda on allegation that they came to uganda to attend a meeting held between15-16 December bringing together representatives of RNC belonging to Kayumba Nyamwasa and FDLR.

They are accused of being part of FDLR rebel group, treason and inciting the public to engage into terrorism, developing relationships with a foreign country intending to provoke a war, propagating messages abroad with the intention to incite the public against the government of Rwanda and forming an illegal military group.

The court read the ruling yesterday around 3 pm on remand or release on bail following a previous hearing held two days ago.

The court said that there is evidence pinning them where Nkanka admitted his position as FDLR spokesperson; that he went with co-accused to Uganda to meet RNC and he held speeches on FDLR attacks in the media like BBC among others.

Nsekanabo admitted to the prosecution that he was aware of some attacks to Rwanda like the ones carried in 2001 among others. He also admits to having traveled to Uganda to meet RNC to plan different attacks to Rwanda; all of which considered as evidence pinning him.

Considering the severity of accused crimes and suspicion that they would join the rebel group again if released; the court ruled 30 days remand as the investigation is underway.

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The defense lawyer, Nkuba Milton Munyendatwa said they respect the court ruling and will appeal if necessary.

Lt. Col Nsekanabo Jean Pierre Alias Abega, former intelligence of the same group on suspicion of terrorism

Nkaka Ignace alias La Forge Bazeye Fils former spokesperson of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR)

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