DPP: “Our team is currently in Tanzania on a mission to freeze every known asset of Jamil Mukulu."
KAMPALA - Almost two years after his arrest, government of Uganda through the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) is moving to freeze the assets of Jamil Mukulu (pictured), the former elusive leader of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).
In April 2015, Mukulu was arrested in Tanzania after close to two decades on the run. ADF is a rebel group in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and is considered a terrorist organization by the Ugandan government.
Started in the mid-1990s, ADF had spawned a reign of terror in DRC, and occasionally staged deadly incursions into Uganda - including the grisly attack on Kichwamba College which killed over 50 students.
"Our team is currently in Tanzania on a mission to freeze every known asset of Jamil Mukulu," DPP Justice Mike Chibita told lawmakers sitting on the legal and parliamentary affairs committee earlier on Wednesday.
Its now customary practice in international law for governments to block financial channels of groups deemed to be terrorist in order to curtail their operations.
Before his ran out of luck in April 2015, Mukulu, despite an Interpol red alert hanging over his head like a Damocles sword was allegedly able to run a lucrative business empire straddling the Kenya-Tanzanian border under a string of aliases.
Mukulu has since been charged with multiple counts of murder in the Jinja High Court.