Rwanda genocide suspect Kabuga arrested in Paris region (source: French prosecutors)

Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga was arrested on Saturday in the Paris region, said the French Ministry of Justice.

Kabuga, 84, who lived under a false identity in an apartment in Asnières-sur-Seine, near Paris, has been prosecuted by international justice for 25 years, the ministry said in a statement.

French gendarmes arrested him at 05:30 GMT on Saturday, the ministry said.

Kabuga is the most wanted man in Rwanda and the United States has put a bonus of $ 5 million on his head.

A Hutu businessman, he is accused of having financed the militias which massacred some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus over a period of 100 days in 1994.

(REUTERS)