Rwanda: Court Decides to Keep Alfred Nkubili, Purported transporter of 1994 Deadly Missiles, in Jail Pending Additional Investigations

Alfred Nkubili, Rwandan Businessman

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Alfred Nkubili, a Rwandan businessman who, according to sources within Rwandan intelligence services was kidnapped at his house on Friday, July 03, 2020 by President Paul Kagame's security forces, has been back in court since August 6, 2020. On  August 11, 2020, a court, known as Gasabo District Court,  decided to keep Alfred Nkubili in jail for 30 days, pending additional investigations.

Addressing the Gasabo District Court, Alfred Nkubili's lawyers requested that their client be released, while on trial, and cited the names four people ready to bail him out. The four people pledged more than $7 million, on top of $60,000 of the initial bail proposal. The judges rejected the offer. Before that, Alfred Nkubili's relatives had told AfroAmerica Network that Alfred Nkubili was in critical condition at King Faysal Hospital in Kigali where Rwandan security forces took him on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

 Alfred Nkubili Prosecuted for Fabricating and Using Forged Documents 

Officially, Alfred Nkubili is being prosecuted for fabricating and using forged documents to conceal his wealth and business dealings. When he was kidnapped, security forces closed his bank accounts. Alfred Nkubili and His lawyers deny the accusations and label them fabrications.

Following earlier reports by AfroAmerica Network questionning his kidnapping, the news media Igihe, known as the mouthpiece of the RPF, published articles containing accusations that Nkubili and other businessmen embezzled funds intended for delivering fertilizers to Rwandan peasants. They alleged that Nkubili owes the Rwandan treasury more than two billion Rwandan francs  for fertilizers he never delivered.

Leaks on 1994 Assassination of Rwanda and Burundi Presidents Allegedly Behind Nkubili's Case

Appearing in front of the Gasabo District Court on August 6, 2020, under strict security and where very few people were allowed, the the visibly frail Alfred Nkubili pleaded not guilty to all charges against him and said that his imprisonment was a retaliation to his attempt to question the fraud in the supply and importation of fertilizer provided by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in 2014. He said that he had realized that he was appealing to the "judge and the party" in the prior judicial cases and is paying for it with his welfare and possibly his life.

Meanwhile, additional sources within the Rwandan Intelligence and General Paul Kagame's own security guard have confirmed to AfroAmerica Network that Alfred Nkubili made a mistake of disclosing his role in the 1994 shooting down of the plane carrying the Presidents of Burundi and Rwanda, Cyprien Ntaryamira and Juvenal habyarimana and their aides. All on the board of the plane, including the crew, were killed. When General Paul Kagame learned of the leaks he sought to bankrupt him and started building a case to put him in jail.

As reported by AfroAmerica Network (see Rwanda: Kidnapped Alfred Nkubili, Purported Transporter of 1994 Deadly Missiles, in Critical Condition, Relatives Tell AfroAmerica Network.), Alfred Nkubili is a prominent business man whose trucks allegedly transported to Masaka hills missiles that were used by Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF)  troops to shoot down the airplane carrying the Presidents of Burundi and Rwanda, Cyprien Ntaryamira and Juvenal habyarimana.

AfroAmerica Network is closely following the story.