DPP to Pin Muslim Clerics on Plot to Assasinate Prince Nakibinge

TARGETED: Prince Kassim Nakibinge

The Directorate of Public Prosecutions has informed the High Court-International crimes division that he is set to adduce evidence indicating that  14 suspects accused of masterminding the murder of several Muslim clerics had also contrived a plan to assassinate a Buganda Prince Kasim Nakibinge Kakungulu and Shiekh Muhamood Kibaate.

According to the amended charge sheet, price the 14 who include Tabliq leader Sheikh Yunus Kamoga and his brother Shiekh Siraje Kawooya, between December 2013 and June 2015 in districts of Kampala and Wakiso, threatened to attack and murder 7 Muslim clerics including Prince  Nakibinge, Sheikh Kibaate, Sheikh Haruna Jjemba and the two deceased Sheikhs Mustafa Bahiga and Hassan Ibrahim Kirya.

Principle State Attorney Lino Anguzu says the accused committed these acts of terrorism against Sheikhs who were members of the public or private institutions, for a political, social, economic or religious aim.

Earlier in the day, the DPP dropped charges against 17 accused persons and left the 14 to battle charges of terrorism, murder and attempted murder.

The DPP without giving any reason dropped two counts of crimes against humanity and aiding and rendering support to ADF against the remaining 14 suspects.

Justice Duncan Gaswaga has set this Friday as the date at which he will confirm the said charges as well as setting the trial date.



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