ADF’s Mukulu starts his defence in Tanzania




Tanzanian court has extended the hearing of the extradition case involving a suspect believed to be Allied Democratic Front rebel leader Jamil Mukulu to May 25th.

The court which sat Friday in Tanzania heard final submissions from the Ugandan security agencies that have, on their team, a member from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in Uganda.

The Ugandan government is arguing that Mukulu is a wanted criminal in Uganda with charges against him and two warrants for his arrest and prosecution.

Mukulu, who asked for time to present his defence, is expected to start his defence of the extradition proceedings on May 25th when the court resumes.

The suspect believed to be Mukulu was arrested in Tanzania on charges of illegal arms possession and detained at Kagera Police Station before he was transferred to Dar-es-Salaam after his identity had been discovered.

Mukulu is the commander of the Allied Democratic Front – ADF rebels that started a war in Western Uganda for what they believed was the marginalization of muslims.

He fast transferred the war into the Eastern DRC after his rebel force was routed off Ugandan soil by the UPDF.

He has been on the run and in hiding till his arrest last month.


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