Suspect Reveals How Kabale Businessman Was Killed

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The money changer was a regular traveler to Rwanda where he would go to exchange huge sums of money.

Suspects accused of hacking to death Dickson Tinyinondi, a Ugandan money changer have disclosed to the Rwanda Police details of the murder. Tinyinondi was murdered in Rutare sector in Gicumbi district in Rwanda on January 17, 2013. The money changer was a regular traveler to Rwanda where he would go to exchange huge sums of money. Following the murder of Tinyinondi, his family pointed out Jean Pierre Nzamurambaho, a taxi driver who was hired by the deceased to drive him to his destination in Rwanda. During interrogations Nzamurambaho confessed to have been involved in the murder of the money changer and revealed the identities of his accompolices.
 
Theos Badege, the spokesperson Rwanda Police says that Nzamurambaho told police that they hacked the businessman to death. Nzamurambaho allegedly claims that on the fateful day, his accomplices staged a road block and ordered their victim to get out but he refused. Tinyinondi pleaded with his assailants to take the money and spare his life in vain. Badege says that the suspects descended on their victim with machetes and hacked him to death. The suspects then allegedly set his body and the vehicle they were using on fire to kill evidence. He says that the assailants trailed their victims for several weeks before they finally decided to execute their plan.
 
According to Nzamurambaho, he was paid 5 million Rwandan francs for his role, while his accompolices shared the money they got for their victim. Theos Badege, the spokesperson Rwanda Police says that the suspects are currently being held at Kicukiro Police Station. He says that Rwanda police has mounted a hunt for two other murder suspects to face trial. The suspects face life imprisonment once they are found guilty and convicted. Badege explains that the money recovered from the suspects will be handed over to the family of the deceased in Kabale district. Elvis Nzeirwe, the LC III chairperson of Katuna town council, who is related to the deceased, says that they have been in touch with the Rwanda police. He explains that one of the suspects Robert Bazirake was once a business partner to the deceased.