KAMPALA – Jailed former ADF leader Jamilu Mukulu has applied for bail before the International Crimes Division of the High Court.
Mukulu who has been on remand at Luzira Maximum Prison for five years now, wants to be temporarily released pending his trial on charges of terrorism, murder, aggrevated robbery and belonging to a terrorism organisation -ADF.
Through Wameli and Company Advocates, Mukulu handed over his application to the Court’s Registrar Beatrice Stella Atingu who will liase with Division Head Justice David Wangutsi on Tuesday, June 2 and decide which date to have it heard.
In his application, Mukulu says he is 56 years of advanced age and there is a high likelihood of delay of his trial yet he has substantial surities like his 74-year-old Biological Mother Nakiyemba Aisha of Ntooke LC1 Bukolooto Parish in Kayunga district, sisters, a son Musa Ddumba and brother in-law Haji Juma Lubega of Kanisa Zone in Makindye Division where he intends to stay if he is granted bail.
Mukulu further argues that despite having been committed and 19 charges confirmed for his trial; he is still presumed innocent until proved guilty and since all his travel documents are in the custody of the state, he posses no flight risk once admitted on bail.