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Acquitted terrorism suspects re-arrested

By Betty Amamukirori

Added 27th May 2016 10:30 AM

He said that they were arrested before reaching Luzira Prison but did not give details.

Acquitted terrorism suspects re-arrested

One of the five suspects re-arrested

He said that they were arrested before reaching Luzira Prison but did not give details.

The five terrorism suspects who were acquitted yesterday have been re-arrested, the Principal State attorney has told court.

He said that they were arrested before reaching Luzira Prison but did not give details.

This came after a complaint from a defence lawyer that the freed suspects had disappeared.

High Court judge, Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo on Thursday convicted seven men for carrying out twin bombings which killed 76 people who were watching the 2010 World Cup final in Kampala.

Issa Luyima, was identified as the mastermind of the attacks. His two brothers: Hassan Haruna Luyima and Muzafar Luyima were also among those convicted.

Others convicted of terrorism, murder and attempted murder are Hassan Hussein Agade, Idris Magondu, Habib Suleiman Njoroge, Habib Suleiman Njoroge, Selemani Hijar Nyamandondo and Mohamed Ali Mohamed.

Those acquitted are Abubakari Batemyetto, Omar Awadh Omar, Yahya Suleiman Mbuthia, Mohamed Hamid Suleiman and Dr. Ismael Kalule. 

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