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More Suspects Committed to High Court over Muslim Killings

The committal was prompted by the DPP\'s report indicating that investigations into the offenses were complete. State Attorney, Ann Ntimba however informed court that they are yet to secure the arrest of Ugandan-based Australian Cardiologist Dr. Aggrey Kiyingi, a co-suspect in this case.
Nakawa Magistrates Court has today committed more five suspects to the High Court, International Crimes Division to stand trial in connection to the killings of top Muslim clerics late last year.

They include Private Mubaje Rajab, Haji Byamukama Abdulatif, Ssemogerere Asadu, Matanda Issa and Kibirige Solomon. They face offenses ranging from terrorism, crimes against humanity, murder and attempted murder.

The five were committed by Grade One Magistrate Timothy Lumunye whose court does not have powers to try capital offense that attract a maximum punishment of death by hanging.

The committal was prompted by the DPP\'s report indicating that investigations into the offenses were complete.  State Attorney, Ann Ntimba however informed court that they are yet to secure the arrest of Ugandan-based Australian Cardiologist Dr. Aggrey Kiyingi, a co-suspect in this case.

She added that they will proceed to prosecute the 23 suspects including Amil Uma Muhammed Yunus Kamoga as they await Dr Kiyingi, whom she said will be joined into the charge sheet once arrested.

Prosecution alleges that the suspects directed attacks towards the Shia and Tabliq Muslim clerics between 25/Dec/2014 and 5/Jan/2015 in Kampala, Wakiso and Mayuge districts.

The attacks led to the death of Sheikh Abdul Kadir Muwaya, Sheikh Mustafa Bahiga and the attempted murder of Sheikh Haruna Jemba.

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