"We do not need help," Major General Tim Mukutu told VG newspaper. "The Norwegian investigators can observe the investigation, but will not take part."
Officers from Norway's National Criminal Investigation Service arrived in Kinshasa at 2pm on Thursday afternoon, hoping to take part in the autopsy of Moland's body, which is expected to take place on Saturday.
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Joshua French, 31, found Moland dead in his cell on Sunday. The two former Norwegian army officers had been incarcerated in the Congolese capital Kinshasa since 2009, charged with murdering their driver Abedi Kasongo.