Re-arrest of the 5 formerly acquitted Kampala terror suspects

Re-arrest of the 5 formerly acquitted Kampala terror suspects



This is to inform the general public that the 5 acquitted, 2010, Kampala terror suspects, have today, Wednesday, 1st, June, 2016, been charged over fresh allegations of terrorism and related conspiracies at the Chief Magistrates Court , in Jinja district .

The five suspects that include ; Omar Awadhi Omar, Mohammad Hamid Suleiman alias  Abu Zainab, Abubakaer Batemyeto, Dr Ismail Kalule and Yahaya Suleiman Mbuthia, while at Luzira Upper prisons, allegedly created  documents and materials connected with preparations to facilitate, assist or engage co-conspirators to undertake terrorist acts .

A reinvestigation begun immediately after the hand written documents and related materials asking members to conduct hostile reconnaissance around security facilities and other vital installations, in preparation for violence, were seized and fresh evidence of the new plot that connected the suspects to the materials, recovered.

The police and sister security agencies continue to maintain vigilance to be ahead of threats of terrorism. We also encourage the public to always remain alert and report any suspicious activity to the police, other security personnel or local council officials for immediate attention.


CP Fred Enanga

Press and Public Relations Officer

Uganda Police