Eight suspected terrorists committed to High court for trial

KAMPALA
Eight people accused of plotting to carry out terrorism activities in Uganda have been committed to high court for trial.
The suspects who include Mahamad Abdulkadir, 31, Abdi Abdullahi, 26, Hassan Abduwali, 25, Mahamed Ahmed, 23, Yusuf Osman, 29, Abdi Mahamed, 29, Abdul Kadir, 24 and Mohamad Yusuf were on Wednesday committed to High court by Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court to stand trial over terrorism related charges.

They were arrested last year in Kisenyi a city surburb.
The indictment read to the suspects in court states that during the main trial before the High Court, prosecution will adduce evidence to show that the accused persons were in constant contact with the Somalia based Al-Shabaab commander, Adam Mohammed.
“During prosecution evidence will be adduced that the suspects were in constant contact with the Al-Shabaab commander Mohammed who had sent them two suicide vessels which were to be delivered at a guest house in Kisenyi a city suburb,” the indictment reads in part.
More evidence will show that: “Further Police surveillance proved that the accused persons were the owners of the telephone lines and a Toshiba laptop that were used in communicating with the Al-Shabaab commander .They always travelled around in a Toyata Noah Vehicle to coordinate the attacks.”

The suspects were arrested in September last year and shortly detained at police Special Investigations Unit (SIU) at Kireka. On September 24, they were charged in court and returned to the SIU for further interrogation. Currently, they are battling charges of aiding and abetting terrorism and belonging to a terrorist organisation contrary to the provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

bndagire@ug.nationmedia.com

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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