Mukulu’s Pre-trial session fails to take off again at the High court
The Pre-trial session of former ADF leader Jamilu Mukulu and 37 others people has for the second time failed to take-off before the International Crimes Division of the Highcourt.
This is after Prosecution failed to meet the deadline given by court on 14th/May 2018 to disclose all the intended evidence against the suspects to the Defence team, and to file an amendded charge sheet in court.
Mukulu and others appeared again before Justice Eve Luswata today, and Asst. DPP John Baptisit Asiimwe informed court that his team has not been able to disclose the evidence and exbhits in the previous 2 weeks .
Asiimwe explained that they have managed to meet and interview witnesses, and secured the indictment from Jinja Magistrate’s court which was based on to commit the accused persons for trial in the High court.
Asiimwe then asked court to grant Prosecution more 2 weeks to put all these pieces of evidence together.
Justice Luswata has now adjourned the case to 14th/June 2018 with an order that the timeline within which to avail its evidence to the Defence Team, must be strictly kept .
Jamilu Mukulu and the group are facing charges of terrorism , murder, crimes against humanity, aiding and abetting terrorism , attempted murder and aggrevated robbery.
The group is jointly charged with a Ugandan Austrian based cardiologist Dr. Aggrey Kiyingi who is also 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 2 police officers at Bugiri police station in Busoga.
Mukulu is further said to have launched a rebellion against government in which he is alleged to have terrorized people in the Rwenzori region in Western Uganda before he established a base in the forests of DR. Congo.
He was captured from Tanzania and extra-dicted to Uganda in April 2015 to face the law.