The trial of the suspected commander of the Allied Democratic Forces Jamil Mukulu and 37 others has been adjourned to March 15 after they pleaded not guilty.
Mukulu and his co-accused were formally
charged with 20 charges including terrorism, murder, aggravated robbery, aiding
and abetting terrorism, crimes against humanity, attempted murder and belonging
to a terrorist organization.
According to prosecution, the group and others still at large committed the offences between 2011 and 2015 in different parts of the country.
It is further alleged that Jamil Mukulu and his co-accused were involved in the murder of Sheikh Dakitoor Abdukadir Muwaya, Sheikh Yunus Abubakari, LCIII Chairman Tito Okware and four police officers who were killed after an attack on Bugiri police station.
Evidence before Court shows that group between 2011 and 2014 acquired firearms and training in neighbouring countries, and funding for social, political and religious reasons. Yesterday, all the accused persons maintained their innocence before a panel of three Justices including Lydia Mugambe, Michael Elubu and Susan Okalany of the International Crimes Division of the High Court who sat in Luzira prison. END