5 acquitted 2010 terror suspects re-arrested


Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo.

Police has re-arrested the five suspects who were yesterday acquitted of terror charges resulting from the 2010 Kampala Bombing in which 76 lives were lost.

The five were acquitted of terrorism, murder and attempted murder in a judgment delivered yesterday by Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo.

They include Omar Awadh Omar, Muhamad Hamid Suleiman, Yahya Suleiman Mbuthia, Batematyo Abubakar and Dr Ismael Kalule.

The five were acquitted on ground that prosecution failed to provide evidence linking them to the bombings.

Justice Dollo also dropped the charges of belonging to a terrorist organisation brought against the suspects, saying Alshabaab, which they are linked to, isn’t a designated a terror organisation in the Ugandan Law books.

However, their Lawyer Caleb Alaka told reporters in Kampala that the five were re-arrested moments after regaining their freedom and that their whereabouts are still unknown.

Meanwhile, the eight who were convicted of terrorism and murder have today returned to court for sentencing.

They include; Hassan Hussein Agade, Idris Magondu, Issa Ahmed Luyima, Hajjir Nyamandondo, Habib Suleiman Njoroge, Hassan Haruna Luyima, Muzafar Luyima and Mohammed Ali Muhammed.

Credit: URN

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