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Jailed ADF rebel leader Mukulu wants judge disqualified from his case

By Farooq Kasule

Added 16th July 2020 11:28 AM

Mukulu today appeared in court via video-conferencing for the hearing of his bail application but it has been pushed to August 6.

Jailed ADF rebel leader Mukulu wants judge disqualified from his case

Former Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel leader, Jamil Mukulu asks Susan Okalany to disqualify her self from his case during the video conferencing at High Court, Kampala on 16th July 2020. Photos by Juliet Kasirye

Mukulu today appeared in court via video-conferencing for the hearing of his bail application but it has been pushed to August 6.

Jailed former Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel leader Jamil Mukulu has asked High Court Judge Susan Okalany to disqualify herself from the case, saying she is anti-Muslim.

"I am not satisfied with you handling my case because you are anti-muslim. Some time you claimed that Muslims wanted to kill you. You cannot be fair to me," Mukulu submitted.

Mukulu today appeared in court via video-conferencing for the hearing of his bail application but it has been pushed to August 6.

Former Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel leader, Jamil Mukulu's mother, Aisha Nakiyemba (left) with her daughters listening to the court proceedings during the video conferencing

Mukulu has been in jail for five years after he was arrested in 2015 in Tanzania and then extradited to Uganda on charges of murder, terrorism, aggravated robbery and belonging to a terrorism group.

In his bail application, Mukulu states that he has been in jail without his case kicking off and that if released on bail, he will reside with his brother in law, a one Hajji Juma Lubega a resident at Kanisa zone in Makindye division where authorities will find him in case he is needed.

Mukulu's case was adjourned to August 6

Mukulu is linked to the famous murder of college students at Kichwamba Technical institute in 1998, the spate of Muslim clerics' murders that swept the country between 2015 -2016 and the murder of 2 police officers at Bugiri police station in Busoga.

Prosecution alleges that Mukulu being the leader of  ADF and Salaf Muslim community in Uganda  gave orders to his 37 co-suspects to commit murders and robberies in various districts of Bugiri, Tororo, Namayingo,  Kampala, Wakiso, Jinja, Mbale and Budaka among others.

Lawyers representing Former Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel leader, Jamil Mukulu listening to his complaints during the video conferencing at High Court

Its alleged that Mukulu and the group committed these offenses for either  a social, political, economic or religious aim in order to instill fear and panic among the members of public and government at large .

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