Tuesday, 7 October 2014

10 Terror suspects remanded to Luzira.Drive Hot News

Two of the ten suspects Yasimin Abdullahi and Hodan Ahmed being escorted to court cells by a prison wardress shortly after they were remanded to Luzira Prison on Tuesday. 

After spending thirteen days in police cells at the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in Kireka, ten suspects including nine Somalis and one Kenyan who are accused of sneaking into Uganda on a terror mission were on Tuesday remanded to Luzira Prison by Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court.
The suspects had appeared for mention of their case when prosecution led by Mr Edward Muhumuza requested Court to remand them to the main prison since preliminary police investigations conducted at SIU were complete.
In response, Grade One Magistrate, Mr Simon Kintu said, “The suspects are remanded to Luzira prison until October 23, as the major investigations are still ongoing.”
The suspects include Mahamad Abdulkadir, 31, Abdi Abdullahi, 26, Hassan Abduwali, 25, Mahamed Ahmed, 23, Yasimin Abdullahi, 20 and Hodan Ahmed, 23.
Others are Yusuf Osman, 29, Abdi Mahamed, 29, Abdul Kadir, 24 and Mohamad Yusuf.
It is alleged the suspects, who include two Somali women, belong to the Somalia terror group Al-Shabaab. On September 24 they were charged in court and sent on further police detention, pending further interrogation at SIU.
They were charged with two counts, including aiding and abetting terrorism, contrary to Section 8 of the Anti-Terrorism Act and belonging to a terrorist organisation.
Prosecution alleges that the accused and others still at large in September this year, in different places in Uganda, Kenya and Somalia, aided, abetted and or rendered support to al-Shabaab, knowing and having reason to believe that such support would be used for or in connection with the preparation and commission of acts of terrorism.
It is further alleges that the suspects between 2010 and September 2014 belonged to Al-Qaeda and its affiliate al-Shabaab, which are both listed as terrorist organisations under the Anti-Terrorism Act 2002 of Uganda.
They were arrested from areas of Kisenyi, Nakulabye, Kasubi, Busega and Lungujja, all Kampala suburbs from where they were allegedly assembling explosives with the intention of using them to bomb Kampala.