Rwanda arrests 4 of top brass

2012-01-18 21:26

Kigali - Rwanda's military is suspending and putting under house arrest four top military officers over allegations of business dealings with civilians in Congo.

A statement from the army and a defence spokesperson on Wednesday says three generals and one colonel have been suspended for what the government termed "indiscipline".

One of the suspects, Brigadier General Richard Rutatina, is the head of military intelligence. He has also been President Paul Kagame's adviser on security issues. Also among the four is Lt General Fred Ibingira, chief of staff of the reserves force.

Rwanda has in the past been accused of illegally plundering the mineral wealth of Congo.