Kampala: Ex Allied Democratic Forces leader Jamil Mukulu has said today told media that he is murderer.
Mukulu instead said criminals against humanity are still at large.
At the arrival for pre-trial session at High Court, Mukulu appeared along with 34 other suspects over charges of terrorism, murder, aggravated robbery, crimes against humanity and belonging to ADF a terrorism group.
Handcuffed both on hands and legs, Mukulu revealed that he is not a criminal, “criminals are out there, you know them,” Mukulu roared up his voice.
Appearing before Justice Eva Luswata, suspect’s layers led by Caleb Alaka, Ladislous Rwakafuuzi, Wandera Ogalo, Asuman Basalirwa pleaded for removal of handcuffs and shackles off the accused inside court however, the judge declined saying due to nature of the case and security around court, suspects may escape.
During the session that Justice Luswata directed prosecution to adduce all evidences that pins suspects for trial to start. She revealed that in case prosecution fails to bring information, suspects will be acquitted of all charges that were leveled against them.
During the trial, Justice Eva Luswata is scheduled to be helped by Justice Moses Mukiibi, Susan Okalany and Michael Elubu after 30 days pre-trial session.
Mukulu who is also accused of terrorizing people of Ruwenzori and is linked to the spate of murders of Muslim Clerics in 2013 and 2015 was arrested in 2015 in Tanzania, paraded before media, tried and remanded to Nalufenya before being transferred to Luzira prison by Jinja High Court judge who is also presiding over the pre-trial.