Malawi Police seize Rwanda genocide suspect Murekezi

Rwandan  businessman Vincent Murekezi  accused  in his native country for participating in the 1994 genocide has been held in Malawi,  Nyasa Times understands.

Rwandan genocide suspect obtains Malawi passport, freely enjoying his life in Lilongwe

Rwandan genocide suspect obtains Malawi passport, freely enjoying his life in Lilongwe

Over half a million perished during the Rwandan genocide

Over half a million perished during the Rwandan genocide

Murekezi was arrested Thursday after Rwanda National Prosecution spokesman Nkusi Faustin confirmed that they have been asking Malawi for the extradition of Murekezi  from 2009.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Principal Secretary Dalitso Kabambe  confirmed that Malawi government received “several requests” for extradition of extradition of genocide suspect.

About 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed by Hutu militias in the 100-day slaughter in 1994.

Police  arrested Murekezi and he is being held at National Police headquarters in Lilongwe, Area 30 waiting for removal directions.

“Mr Murekezi has been arrest. He is being held at Area 30 police headquarters. Police are waiting for directives from government on the process of extradition,” a police officer said.

Central Region Police spokesperson Noriett Chihana,  Lilongwe Police Station spokesperson Kingsley Dandaula  and National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera were coy to comment on the matter, saying it was sensitive.

But  a visit to Murekezi’s home in Area 49 ,  Lilongwe by Nyasa Times reporters proved the law enforces stormed the house in the morning and picked the Rwanda genocide suspect. He was taken into custody  at  Central region police offices before being moved to Police Headquarters at Area 30.

The arrest, Nyasa Times understands, comes after  Rwanda National Prosecution sent a fresh warrant of arrest for Murekezi.

Before being removed in the country, Murekezi will appear before court for an extradition hearing.

He plans to challenge his extradition.

Malawi government officials reportedly  helped him to acquire the Malawi passport using the surname  of Banda with passport number MA078171 in 2011.

His Rwandan passport number PC939663 indicates that his birthplace is Ngoma-Huye in Rwanda and those details appears in a Rwandan government record, which names him a suspect of the 1994 genocide.

In the MA07817 Malawi passport which he earlier obtained, Murekezi identified himself as a Malawian citizen from Mbeya in Tanzania.

He also identifies himself in the other passport as Vincent Murekezi whose birth place is Kigali, Rwanda.

Murekezi said he followed all the laid down procedures to obtain the Malawi documents.

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Dzuwalinyenga
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Grace Chiumia must b e really fired why did she in her capacity backed this rebel calling him prominent business man before investigating after the media had published this story , there are no politics her never ever put Malawians life in danger , Munthalika look for somebody who is really capable that’s my plea.

Akatswiri
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Now its our turn to request South Africa Government to send our Chanthunya to face murder case to be tried by High court sitting in Mangochi where the incident happen.

kagame
Guest

we are waiting u Mr murekezi in your country bcs your not a Malawian or a Tanzanian your just a criminal the blood of innocents following u so ngwino ubazwe ibyo wakoze wakekagako ari ihene wicaga se banguka ahubwo.

Ada Ngozi
Guest

“Murekezi said he followed all the laid down procedures to obtain the Malawi documents. ” end of quote.
Yes, he did follow the corrupt procedures flourishing in Malawi by bribing Immigration bosses at that time..

warrior
Guest

if he really followed the right procedure why changing his real surname to Banda, is that what the right procedure require you to do(changing to a Malawian surname)? pathetic Malawi government officials

Brave Nyanyaluwa
Guest

Why waiting for so many warrants yet you know him and helped acquire the land’s document? Chejumo alipo apa. No more court just extradite him back to Kagame and dance to his tunes. He is very dangerous check better how he moved from Rwanda to here.

Mana
Guest

Hon Chiumia as not the one who granted him the passport ,you are just jealously of this hard working lady bravo Obama ,fun sank Uladi Mussa

MSENA
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MALAWIANS YOU A COMING UP. OSATI AKALAKWITSA KWAWOKO ADZIBWERA KU HOMEHEART. THIS MUST STOP. APA POKHA PETER WOOOYEEE.

Jelbin mk
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Our country should no longer be a den of criminals. All who have fled justice should .net sent back home to face justice.

Kingasodo2
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Where ever this people are hiding please, lets arrest them en send them back to Rwanda, we want justice. You can’t keep a poison snake in ur area, one day it will bite you

wandale
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Malawi sazathekaso

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