KIGALI — Officials say a Rwandan wanted in connection with the country’s 1994 genocide has been arrested by Interpol agents in neighboring Congo.
Officials said Thursday that 53-year-old Ladislas Ntaganzwa was arrested in the eastern Congo city of Goma late Monday. He has a $5million bounty on his head.
The U.N.’s International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is seeking Ntaganzwa to answer charges related to participation in genocide and incitement to commit genocide, among others. Ntaganzwa allegedly carried out these acts as mayor of Nyakizu.
John Bosco Siboyintore, the head of the Genocide Tracking Unit at Rwanda Public Prosecution Authority, said Ntaganzwa is among the nine most-wanted fugitives in the 1994 genocide which killed more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus.