Four arrested in Rwanda over death of Ugandan businessman
Posted Thursday, January 24 2013 at 09:16
Rwanda security officials have arrested four people suspected to have participated in the killing of a Ugandan money changer at Mukasekye Trading Centre, Gicumbi District in Rwanda last Thursday.
Dickson Tinyinondi, 31, was robbed of Shs1.3 billion as he returned to Uganda from Kigali where he had gone to exchange it for dollars and Euros.
The robbers tied him in his car with a wire, before setting it ablaze at Mukasekye, about 40 kilometers from Katuna border.
Uganda’s Ambassador to Rwanda, Richard Kabonero, told Daily Monitor yesterday that four suspects were arrested in Kigali on Monday.
“I have received information from the Rwandan Police that four people have been arrested over the murder of a Ugandan money changer and all of them have pleaded guilty to the offence,” Mr Kabonero said by telephone.
He said the names of the suspects have not been made public to avoid jeopardising investigations.
However, Daily Monitor could not independently verify their confessions to committing the offence.
Tinyinondi was buried at Mukarangye Village in Katuna Town Council Kabale District on Sunday.
The Kabale District RDC, Mr Mathew Erayu, said money changers must always be security conscious since their business is risky.
“We have agreed with the Rwanda security team that in case of money changers travelling with huge sums of money from Katuna to Kigali, they are ready to provide armed escort to ensure the safety of their money and lives. Likewise, here in Uganda, we have agreed as the district security team to do the same,” Mr Erayu said.
The Kigezi regional police commander, Ms Olivia Wawire, said a security meeting over the matter would soon be arranged with all the money changers at Katuna border town.