The police spokesperson, Theos Badege, yesterday revealed that Havugintwari Lambert, a lecturer at the National University of Rwanda, is in police custody after missing for close to two weeks. This was announced through a statement by the National Police released via the New Times.
According to the statement, Havugimana “is part of the racket,” presumably a reference to the four exiled Tutsi dissidents: Gerald Gahima, Theogene Rudasingwa, Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa and Col. Patrick Karegeya.
The official version further claims that Havugimana was nabbed on February 9th and that his family was fully aware of this, a claim vehemently refuted by his wife, Ingabire Christine. In her open letter to President Paul Kagame, she complains of her husband’s disappearance requesting the latter’s help. This clearly implies that she had not seen her husband following his disappearance.
In the past, the government of Rwanda has linked grenade attacks to the FDLR rebel group.