The statement released on Monday indicated that Niyongira alias Kanyoni is accused of role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, was deported on Sunday 11th June 2023.
"Niyongira was the subject of an NPPA Indictment and International Arrest Warrant issued to the Republic of Malawi on April 15, 2019," reads the statement in part.
The prosecution has charged Niyongira with the crime of genocide against the Tutsi community, committed in the former Ndora Commune, Butare Préfecture.
The NPPA has through the communiqué lauded the Malawian authorities for collaboration in the fight against impunity and applauded the successful deportation of Niyongira.
"Niyongira’s deportation is a significant step in the process of bringing genocide suspects to justice, particularly from African countries," Faustin Nkusi, the Prosecution Spokesperson said in the statement.
Niyongira is the second genocide suspect to be deported to Rwanda from Malawi.
In January 2019, the southern African country transferred to Rwanda Vincent Murekezi, a wealthy businessman who had used his resources to evade justice for years.
Murekezi had been convicted of fraud by Malawian court, which sent him to Rwanda, through existing agreements between the two countries on exchange of prisoners, to complete his sentence and later tried for genocide crimes.