ADF’s Mukulu brought home for terrorism trial


ADF rebel leader Jamil Mukulu (R) in Kisutu Resident Magistrates’ Court in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on June 9 2015. (Photo by Daily Monitor)

Allied Democratic Force (ADF) leader, Jamil Mukulu, was last evening extradited to Uganda for trial.

Mukulu was being held in Tanzania where he was first arrested and tried.

Kisutu Resident Magistrates Court Judge Cyprian Mkeha ruled on June 25 that he was satisfied that the charges against the rebel leader were not political and would thus be sent home despite the protests by Mukulu that he could not be treated fairly by the sitting government.

Mukulu is accused of commanding a spate of brutal attacks against civilians in both Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo since the late 1990s.

He faces charges relating to terrorism and murder.

Arm spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, confirmed the extradition saying: “Finally, Jamil Mukulu has been extradited to Uganda, justice will prevail.”

Uganda Media Centre boss, Ofwono Opondo, also quoted Interpol saying Mukulu had been brought to Uganda for trial at the International Crimes Division of the High Court.

Mukulu left Tanzania on Friday afternoon on a chartered plane alongside Ugandan counterterrorism police boss, John Ndungutse, who was in charge of the operation.

Mukulu arrived at Entebbe airport at about 6 pm on Friday evening and he was whisked off to an unknown destination.


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