Rwanda arrests 4 military top officers

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Posted: Jan 18, 2012 10:37 AM
Rwanda arrests 4 military top officers

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 defense spokesman on Wednesday says three generals and one colonel have been suspended for what the government termed "indiscipline."

One of the suspects, Brig. Gen. 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. Gen. Fred Ibingira, chief of staff of the reserves force.

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