Two Terror Suspects Arrested from Mpigi Detained in Mbuya

Written by on January 19, 2022

Two people alleged to be Allied Democratic Front (ADF) rebels accused of masterminding the bombings in Kampala are detained at the CMI headquarters in Mbuya.

The suspects who include Siraje Ssenkungu and Muzafaru Kataza were arrested on Sunday from Mpigi by Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), JATT, and Crime Intelligence after they were allegedly named by some of the suspects already in custody.

Sources intimated that Ssenkungu and Kataza were driven from Mpigi in the infamous Drones.

It is reported that the suspects were first taken to Special Investigations Division (SID) in Kireka but later transferred to CMI headquarters in Mbuya.

“They were brought in blindfolded and kept here briefly and later moved to Mbuya. They had been on our list of wanted persons since they were named by some of the suspects in December last year. They were named as some of ADF coordinators,” the source said.

Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson says that Ssenkungu and Kataza were arrested from Katende-Kiwamirembe, Kiringente Sub county.

Enanga adds that the security personnel picked a number of exhibits from the homes of the suspects. The exhibits include AK47 gun, 16 bullets, two motorcycles UEX 534B, and UEP 189X as well as an army jacket.

“This shows that members of the domestic ADF terror network, within the country are active and still possess dangerous weapons that are concealed and in line with their ideological motive of causing fear, harm, and violence, against Ugandans and other citizens in the country,” Enanga said.

Bomb explosions on November 16, left seven people dead including three suspected suicide bombers. Since the first Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) went on October 23rd, security agencies have arrested dozens of suspects from various parts of the country.

More than 60 suspects have not been charged in courts but they have been in military and police custody for more than 60 days. City lawyer, Geoffrey Turyamusiima, last week said that dozens of people linked to already charged suspects were being held incommunicado at SID.

A fortnight ago, Sheikh Ahmed Musa Ssebuufu, who was arrested on November 21st at the Uganda –Tanzania border in Mutukula was reported to have been beaten to the extent of being unconscious. But Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu, the UPDF Spokesperson, did not divulge any information about the state of Sheikh Ssebuufu and other suspects. Information later emerged that he had been moved from military custody to SID.

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