The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura today addressed press about David Amos Mazengo also known as Jamil Mukulu who was extradited from Tanzania to Uganda this week on murder charges.
“Jamil Mukulu will stand for trial in Uganda on charges of murder,” Kayihura told press in Kampala.
He said at the time of his arrest in Tanzania which happened on 19th March 15, Mukulu was trying to procure a travel document for one of his children.
The Tanzanian magistrate who tried him first, was convinced that Jamil committed extraditable offences for which he should stand for trial in Uganda.
“This extradition is affirmation of rule of law in Tanzania and Uganda. The courts here are capable of delivering fair trial,” Kayihura noted.
He added: “The extradition is also a strong warning to those who commit acts of war and terror in Uganda by hiding in neighbouring countries. Jamil is still a suspect under the law.”
Kayihura urged regional countries not allow their regions to be used to commit crime as was the case of Congo where Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) that Jamil headed have been operating.
“This is our Osama Bin Laden, a success for the people of Uganda and a big blow to the ADF,” Kayihura said, adding that Jamil was entitled to his rights as a suspect.
“We are not excluding or refuting other charges that may come up against this man,” Kayihura continued while parading Mukulu before the Media.
According to the police chief, thousands of families lost their people at the hands of this man hence “government owes it to them. Justice must prevail”.
“Our primary focus are the crimes he committed here in Uganda,” he said, emphasising that this is definitely a big blow to the killers of the sheikhs “but I’m not God to predict that the killings will stop”.
He further observed that this is not a time for war in Uganda but a time for development.
“Those that are remaining should give up and come home.”