The pretrial hearing for former Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) leader Jamil Mukulu before the International Crimes Division (ICD) will not proceed on the 26th April 2019 as had been earlier fixed by Justice Eva Luswata
This follows a memo issued by the Chief Registrar Esta Nambaayo on 17th April 2019 referring to the letter from the President of Uganda Judicial Officers Association through her office seeking to have all matters slated to appear in court on 26th be adjourned to other dates.
The Chief registrar granted the request from the association and postponed the cases accordingly.
“The Hon. The Chief justice has granted permission for all courts to adjourn matters on the 26th April 26th April 2019 to enable all judicial officers to attend the UJOA Annual General meeting that day,” she responded.
The Judiciary Communications officer Mr Solomon Muyita says the new date for the Mukulu case will be communicated in the due course
On 11th January 2019 Mukulu and his co-accused had their charges read by the pretrial judge Eva Luswata
These are facing 20 counts which include terrorism, murder, aggravated robbery, attempted murder and belonging to terrorist group-ADF.
Jamilu Mukulu in the indictment is described as the leader of ADF and Salaf Muslim community in Uganda who would give orders to his 37 co-suspects to commit murders and robberies in various districts like Bugiri, Tororo, Namayingo, Kampala, Wakiso, Jinja, Mbale and Budaka among others .
Mukulu is also indicted for the murder of 2 sheikhs; Dakitoor Muwaya and Yunus Abubakar Mandanga in Mayuge and Bugiri districts respectively and the murder of 2 police officers Muzamir Babale and Karim Tenywa from Bugiri police station .