Crime & Investigation

Police Releases Clerics Arrested at Kiwatule Mosque

Police in Kampala has released 11 Muslim leaders including 6 Indians and 5 Ugandans who were arrested last night at Kiwatule Mosque located in Kira Municipality, information pills Wakiso district.

Kampala Metropolitan spokesperson Emilian Kayima revealed that these were arrested in the night after the residents of Kiwatule tipped off police that these were a security threat in the area.

“On receiving the intelligence tip we acted accordingly by arresting all the 11 people, more about but after thorough investigations we have been able to establish that the Indians followed all the legal
procedures before coming into the country,” said the police mouthpiece.

Kayima adds that according to the documents they obtained, these people were invited to come to Uganda by the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, which served all security organs in the country with their full details.

Kayima observed however, that it would have been better if the Supreme Council had informed the local council leaders in the area and police about the foreigners, noting that such inconveniences could have been avoided.

Kayima named the arrested as Muhammed Shamam Khan, Sufiyan Ahamed Ansari, Akhaque Najuruden Khan, Mohamed Mobin Shaikh, Muhammad Ahamad Aziz and Abdul Salam.

The Ugandans on the other hand included Badru Kakooza, Musa Lubega, Ibrahim Kityo, Yunus Kabuye (Deputy Imam Kiwatule Mosque) and Muhammad Nakayenga.

All these according to Kayima will be released without any charge as soon as they finalize with recording their statements.

He went on to describe the operation as “independent” and only arising from people’s vigilance about their security, and thus called upon the public not to link it to any operations that have been conducted in other mosques by Uganda Police.


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