RIB arrests governor of Eastern Province
The Governor of Eastern Province, Retired Commissioner General of Police, Emmanuel Gasana has been arrested hours after being suspended from the office by president Paul Kagame.
CG (rtd) Emmanuel Gasana, governor of Eastern Province of Rwanda, is in “custody for some investigation reasons” Rwanda Investigation Bureau said.
Rwanda Investigation Bureau says that CG (rtd) Gasana has been under investigation for alleged abuse of powers as Governor of Eastern Province.
RIB spokesperson, Dr Thierry B Murangira says that the investigation is ongoing, that more information will be published based on what the investigation will reveal.
CG (rtd) Gasana has been governor of Eastern Province for approximately two and a half years, having been appointed by President Paul Kagame on March 15, 2021.
Gasana also previously held the position of Governor of Southern Province from 2018 to 2020.
Gasana served as Commissioner General of Rwanda National Police (RNP) and subsequently Inspector General between 2009 to 2018.
Before transitioning to RNP, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF).
He was promoted to Brigadier General in the RDF and served as acting Chief of Logistics for the army.
His suspension was communicated by a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday, October 25.
THE RWANDA SUN