"Yes, he [Ndahimana] has been arrested yesterday [Tuesday] in the Eastern DRC and we're making arrangements to transfer the suspect to Arusha," Bongani Majola, ICTR Deputy Prosecutor told Hirondelle Agency Wednesday.
Ndahimana was mayor of Kivumo, Kibuye, western Rwanda, during the 1994 genocide, which according to the UN estimates, claimed lives of about 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
In May 2008, the US Department of State issued a Reward for Justice Poster stating that part of a $5 million reward could be paid for information leading to his capture.
Ndahimana is accused of the role he played in the killings of mostly ethnic Tutsis who had sough refuge at the Nyange Parish. According to the indictment, between 6 April 1994 and 20 April 1994, Ndahimana allegedly organised these massacres.
© Hirondelle News Agency