The suspected supreme Commander of the Allied Democratic Forces Jamilu Mukulu has refused to take plea on charges of terrorism.
This was before a panel of three Judges of
the International Crimes Division of the High Court which has formally
started hearing Mukulu’s case and 37 others inside Luzira Maximum Security
The accused persons face a string of charges related to terrorism, murder, aggravated robbery, attempted murder and being a member of a terrorist group.
However the Justices read the charge of terrorism to all the accused persons and they denied it.
But when they reached Mukulu who is number 19 on the list of the accused persons, he declined to take plea arguing that he only wanted to take plea on those offenses under which he was extradited for from Tanzania. Mukulu was extradited from Tanzania specifically to answer to seven counts of murder but after reaching in Uganda, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions instituted charges of terrorism and belonging to a terrorist group following the murder of a number of Muslim clerics. END