Congo spy chief arrested at airport

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Kalev Mutond

By Jean Afrique

Kalev Mutond was arrested Wednesday at Ndjili international airport in Kinshasa.

The former boss of the National Intelligence Agency was interviewed on the premises of his former services before being released.

The former all-powerful head of the ANR, Kalev Mutond, returned from a trip to Uganda and had just made a stopover in Addis Ababa.

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He was arrested at midday on Wednesday when getting off his plane.

According to our information, he was notably accused of having travelled with a diplomatic passport which he used as an adviser to Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba.

As the latter had not officially appointed a cabinet, Kalev Mutond was therefore not entitled to use this document.

Kalev Mutond denies arrest

According to several sources within the security services, this passport was withdrawn from him during his hearing by the ANR, before he was released.

Contacted by Jeune Afrique, Kalev Mutond denied having been interviewed and explained that he had simply “visited [his] former assistant” Inzun Kakiak, now head of the ANR.

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