Police in Rwanda has launched investigations into the death of a Ugandan businessman who was found dead last Friday in Rutare sector, Gicumbi district in the Northern Province of the Country.
Dickson Tinyinondi alias Musalamu, 28 a prominent money dealer from Kabale District had travelled to Kigali to buy Rwandan francs. He was, however, found burnt in his car registration number UAM 354D at Gasekye village, about one and half kilometers off the Kigali-Gatuna road.
“Preliminary investigations show that the death is related to the money but the investigations are still ongoing,” Supt Theos Badege, the Police spokesperson, told the press in Kigali.
The amount of money the deceased had in his possession could not be ascertained. According to Badege, residents saw the car burning and alerted the police which only found a torched car and some remains of the body, which were then taken to Byumba Hospital for post-mortem.
The body was later handed over to his relatives in Kabale district, south western Uganda.
Richard Kabonero, Uganda’s High Commissioner to Rwanda expressed optimism that the investigations would establish the circumstances that led to his death.
“The Rwanda National Police is working round the clock and we are confident they will bring the killers to justice. RNP has been updating us. It will be sorted out,” he said.
Tinyinondi’s death brought business at the Gatuna border to a standstill for about three hours last Friday after several people blocked the road in protest. It took Rwanda police’s intervention to restore calm to the area.