A man identified as Adam Kilalira, a
resident of Makerere Kikoni zone in Kampala has been arrested for
extorting money from relatives of Muslim leaders who were
arrested in Luwero District last month.
The group of seven was arrested on June 23, by policemen and soldiers of
Uganda People’s Defense Forces -UPDF who raided Walusi Hill at Kireku village in Luwero
district and evicted 70 new Muslim converts who were found in a cave, tents and huts that had become their base.
They include Isah Kisinja who had lived on the hill for close to 13 years, alongside six others later identified as Muwada
Kyambadde, Abdul-Rahman Mudde, Mubarak Lubuulwa, Shafik Kazibwe and Masturah
They were accused of radicalizing the
detained them at Luwero Central Police Station, from where they were
released on Police Bond last evening. Luwero District Police Commander
Living Twazagye says
that investigations into the matter are ongoing.
But Twazagye explains that while the seven remained in Police Custody, Kilalira approached their relatives and asked them for two million Shillings to help them secure a police bond. But he was given 600,000 Shillings which was paid through mobile money and was still demanding for the balance of 1.4 million Shillings, by the time he was arrested.
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Luwero District Kadhi Ramadhan Mulindwa said that Kilalira
called him claiming that he was a relative who needed money to
give Policemen to secure the release of the suspects. Mulindwa adds that the new Muslim converts spent a night at
the local mosque and will later be relocated to their homes to start a new life.