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DPP asks for more time to investigate as fresh evidence comes up against ADF leader Jamil Mukulu

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mike Chibita (COURTESY PHOTO)

KAMPALA-The Director of Public Prosecutions Mike Chibita has asked the International Crimes Division court more time analyse fresh evidence that has come in against Allied Democratic Force (ADF) commander Jamil Mukulu.
Asst. DPP John Bapstist Asiimwe on Monday morning informed presiding judge Eva Luswata that the DPP two months ago received physical and documentary evidence from Tanzania, which was being analysed before disclosure as evidence he intends to adduce against Mukulu and 37 others.

The suspects in court amidst tight security (PHOTO BY RACHEAL AGABA)

The DPP also intends to present an amended charge -sheet which will have all 39 suspects, including Australian-based Ugandan cardiologist, Dr Aggrey Kiyingi, who prosecution said is still at large.

Mukulu and co-accused, including a woman are facing charges of terrorism , murder, crimes against humanity, aiding and abetting terrorism , attempted murder and aggrevated robbery.

Some of the suspects accused of terrorism alongside ADF leader Jamil Mukulu appear at the International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala on Monday( PHOTO BY RACHEAL AGABA)

The suspects were presented to court with their cuffs and chuckled legs amid protests from defence lawyers Caleb Alaka and Evans Ochieng.

However, alluding to an incident in Masaka court where suspects were presented uncuffed and managed to escape from court, Justice Luswata told the suspects’ lawyers that cuffing them was done for safety reasons.

Jamilu Mukulu, ex-ADF rebel leader was extradited from Tanzania in April 2015 (COURTESY PHOTO)

Jamilu Mukulu and the group are linked to the famous murder of college students at Kichwamba Techinical institute in 1998 , the spate of Muslim clerics’ murders that swept the country between 2015 -2016 and the murder of two police officers at Bugiri Police Station.

Suspect jots down some note during a session (( PHOTO BY RACHEAL AGABA)

Mukulu is said to have launched a rebellion against government, with his base in the Rwenzori region in Western Uganda before he later established a base in the forests of DR. Congo.

He was captured from Tanzania and was extradited to Uganda in April 2015.

Mukulu first appeared before Jinja magistrates court until he was committed for trial to High Court last year .

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