Commissioner General of Police (rtd) Emmanuel Gasana, the governor of the Eastern Province, has been placed under arrest for violating his legal powers.
A few hours had passed since the prime minister had placed the former police chief on leave.The Rwanda inquiry Bureau (RIB) claims that Gasana’s arrest was the outcome of an inquiry into any criminal acts he may have carried out while serving as the governor of the Eastern Province, reportedly for personal benefit.
Additionally, the RIB has said that the investigation is still underway and that, based on its findings, it would provide more information.His suspension as a governor was announced earlier on Wednesday, October 25, via a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. Investigated matters resulted in his suspension.
Gasana was appointed by President Paul Kagame on March 15, 2021, and has been the governor of Eastern Province for approximately 2.5 years.He was the governor of Southern Province before that.In addition, from 2009 to 2018, he served as the Inspector General of Police and Commissioner General of the Rwanda National Police (RNP).He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) prior to joining the RNP.He held the position of acting Chief of Logistics for the army after being elevated to Brigadier General in the RDF.
In addition, Gasana served as Southern Province’s governor from 2018 to 2020.