Tanzanian police has finally handed evidence to Uganda Police linking Jamil Mukulu, the rebel leader of the Allied Democratic Front (ADF) to crimes against humanity.
The inspector general of police, Kale Kayihura disclosed this while addressing heads of Criminal Investigations, Counter terrorism, Training and Legal Directorates of Police Forces under the East African Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (EAPCCO) at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
“We really want to thank Tanzania for helping us with one of Uganda’s most wanted criminal, Jamil Mukulu. They have given us evidence that will help put him away for good,” Kayihura said.
Mukulu has been on remand since 2015 when he was repatriated from Tanzania to face charges of murder, terrorism and crimes against humanity.
The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) has been struggling to put together evidence that can warrant a prosecution. According to Kayihura, the evidence provided by Tanzania will help get them a conviction from court and send Mukulu to prison.
Among the evidence given by Tanzania are audio recordings, phone records and passports used by Mukulu in his errands as well as names of witnesses.
Mukulu is accused of having orchestrated terror attacks that lead to the death of hundreds of people both within and outside Uganda especially in areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Tanzania is one of the 13 EAPCCO member states whose police bosses in charge of investigations and training are meeting.
The meeting of heads of investigators is part of the EAPCCO annual general meeting, which will climax on Friday with the chiefs of Police Council.
The head investigators are currently in a closed door meeting to brainstorm on issues of investigations in relation to regional criminal threats like human trafficking, drug trafficking, terrorism, cyber crime among many others.
The investigators will also come up with a plan to align the working framework of EAPCCO as far as investigations are involved to the newly formed Africa Police (AFRIPOL).
AFRIPOL is the uniting body for all regional police organisations in Africa.