French authorities have confirmed the capture of Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga in Paris.

French Justice Ministry confirmed the development on Saturday morning saying Kabuga, 84, was living under a false identity in a flat in Asnieres-Sur-Seine, near Paris and had been pursued by international justice for 25 years.

Kabuga is Rwanda’s most-wanted man and the United States has put a $5 million bounty on his head.

A Hutu businessman, he is accused of funding the militias that massacred some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus over a span of 100 days in 1994.

The arrest paves the way for bringing the fugitive in front of the Paris Appeal Court and later to the International Court in The Hague.

HT (Reuters)