Jamilu Mukulu Returns to Court Today
Former commander of Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group, Jamilu Mukulu, is expected to appear before Jinja Court today for trial of terrorism charges.
Mukulu who was arrested in Tanzania in April 2015 was first detained at Nalufenya Special Operations Command Centre in Jinja before being remanded to Luzira maximum prison where he has been since September 6, 2016.
Mukulu is facing a number of criminal charges including murder, treason, terrorism which he committed over two decades back when he was still a rebel leader.
He is facing these charges alongside his two accomplices Mohammed Matovu and Omar Abdullah Mutuka.
However, his compatriot Kalungi Nasser, who still tops the police wanted list is still on the run.
Kalungi was reportedly with Mukulu and they pursued all the deadly missions together, but at the time of Mukulu’s arrest, Kalungi was no where to be seen.
According to Interpol head in Kampala, AIG Assan Kasingye, police are getting news that Kalungi was spotted Scandinavia.
“We are getting news that Kalungi Nasser is in Scandinavia. Our boys are following him up in collaboration with the country’s police. We want him back and faces charges with his former boss, Mukulu,” Kasingye said.
Kalungi was heading the group that solicited for the funds from different organisation across the globe to support the armed group.
Its not clear whether the country he is seeking refuge will accept to hand him in to Uganda police, just in case it is confirmed that he is in Scandinavia.
It is alleged that Mukulu masterminded the murder of about 80 students at Kichwamba Technical Institute in 1998.