Saheed Nsubuga also known as Derrick a fishmonger and a resident of Kiyindi village in Busimbi Sub-county in Mityana District on Tuesday was arraigned before the Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court presided over by Dr. Douglas Singiza.
Saheed Nsubuga in a Black T-shirt (right) who alleges to have been tortured under CMI custody.
suspect who has been under detention at the Chieftaincy of Military
Intelligence-CMI for a year has been remanded to Luzira Prison on charges
of belonging to a terrorist organization, the Allied Democratic Forces
Saheed Nsubuga also known as Derrick a fishmonger and a resident of Kiyindi
village in Busimbi Sub-county in Mityana District on Tuesday was arraigned
before the Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court presided over by Dr. Douglas
Nsubuga appeared in Court together with two other suspects Rashid
Turimukabi a butcher and Ali Bigere, all residents of Busia Municipality in
Court heard that Nsubuga together with his co-accused and others still at large
between 2013 and 2022 in the various areas of Uganda professed or belonged to a
terrorist organization the Allied Democratic Forces.
after the charges were read, Nsubuga who appeared in Court limping and with visible
wounds claimed that he had been tortured while in detention at the CMI.
Nsubuga said he was kidnapped in July 2021 and since then he had never been
brought to Court. However, Singiza told Nsubuga that he will raise his concerns
in the next session when the prosecutors are present. The Chief Magistrate
informed Nsubuga and his co-accused that the Prosecutors had gone for a
his co-accused were arraigned in court without a lawyer or relatives.
The same court
also charged four other people on similar charges. They are Hakim Twaha a resident
of Buhemba Village Buhemba Sub-county, Namayingo District, Habibu Swaibu Kaigo
a Fisherman at Nairobi Landing Site in Malongo Sub-county, Mayuge district, and
Adam Edrisa from Bunya County, Mayuge District and Lukeman Mugomba a
resident of Buligo village Nabidhonga Prison Parish, Iganga District.
They are accused of having allegedly professed to belong or
belonged to ADF terrorist group between 2021 and January 2022 while in
Mayuge, Mukono, and Namayingo districts.
Twaha however faces an extra charge of terrorism for having reportedly
been found with ten pieces of nine volts of Get Top Heavy Duty batteries, a Samsung mobile phone, a
bunch of wire connectors with transistors, a 12 volts bulb, and a screwdriver,
all being materials for making local improvised Explosive Devices -IED.
The two groups
of suspects were remanded to Luzira Upper Prison until May 31, 2022.
been several suspects arraigned before Buganda Road Court since last year on
charges related to terrorism. The State alleges that between 2017 and
2021, the suspects without any due regard for the safety of other people
manufactured, placed, and detonated improvised explosives with an intention of
causing death and serious injury which resulted in a major economic loss.
The hunt for
terror suspects started moments after the twin bomb blasts in Kampala in
November 2021, which left seven people dead including the suspected suicide
Prior to the
twin blasts, other bombs had gone off in a coach belonging to Swift bus along
the Masaka highway and another at Digida pork joint in Kyanja, a city suburb.