ADF’s Mukulu to defend self in court


Uganda security agencies will return to court this Friday to continue the extradition proceedings of a suspect believed to be Allied Democratic Front rebels’ leader Jamil Mukulu.

The suspect who has been in the custody of Tanzania police for three weeks now was arrested in Kagera for illegal possession of a fire arm.

Following his arrest, it was discovered that he had matching credentials as those of Uganda’s second most wanted man, Jamil Mukulu.

Ugandan security was then called in and the team, led by Interpol Director Asan Kasingye said he had positively identified the man as Jamil Mukulu.

The extradition hearing has been ongoing for over a week now.

Uganda, on Friday last week, presented to court arrest warrants from Interpol and Ugandan courts that indicate Jamil Mukulu is wanted for over 20 acts of aggravated murder and treason among other charges.

The Spokesperson of the Director of Public Prosecution Jane Okuo Kajuga told URN that the office of the DPP is actively represented on the team that is in the Tanzanian courts and that they are ready to charge Mukulu when he arrives in Uganda.

She says among the charges is that of aggravated murder of over 20 people including Muslim clerics and treason for his leadership role in the rebel group Allied Democratic Front.

The suspect believed to be Jamil Mukulu has however not yet undergone the DNA tests that are mandatory for the identification of suspects with disguised faces.

His family has been contacted and his brother, whose name Kasingye couldn’t release has been in Tanzania.

Mukulu is also expected to put up a defence on Friday to his extradition.

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