Operatives from Flying squad unit of police over the weekend netted two prominent Muslims with hundreds of sharp machetes and knives planning to cause havoc in the city in regards to Sheikh Kamoga’s conviction.
Sheikhs Muhammad Yunus Kamoga, his brother Murta Mudde Bukenya, Siraje Kawooya and Fahad Kalungi who were convicted on terrorism charges on Monday and are to spend the rest of their life in jail.
While their fellow convicts Yusuf Kakande and Abdulsalam Sekayanja alias Kassim Mulumba will serve 30 years in jail each.
A panel of three justices of the International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala on Monday delivered a unanimous judgment in acquitting Kamoga of murder, but convicted him on the terrorism charges alongside Bukenya and four others.
The suspects arrested by the flying squad have been identified as Hajji Ismail Mpozza the Imam of Kawempe mosque and Emmanuel Kyazze who are believed to related to jailed ADF rebel Supreme leader Jamilu Mukulu and loyalists working for the convicted Tabliq Muslim sect leader Amir Ummah Sheikh Muhamed Yunusu Kamoga.
Their arrest followed intelligence that they had gathered over 200 people and armed them with machetes and pangs to start mass murders in revenge after High court in Kampala sentenced their spiritual leader to life imprisonment.
Our spies told us that the suspects are not relatives and supporters of convicted Kamoga but also have special attachments to Jamilu Mukulu who is also in prison on charges of terrorism, treason, Murders among others.
“We got intelligence those brothers of Jamilu Mukulu also supporters of Kamoga had planned massive attacks to different places in the city center and have over 200 pangs and other killing equipment. We immediately started our operations where we arrested two people who are their leaders with their pangas, “said a spy in flying squad who asked not to be revealed.
It is indicated that the group had identified Kaleerwe as their first target of attack saying that it is a base of Muslim who are celebrating Sheikh Kamoga sentence.
The attacks were reportedly planned for yesterday Sunday but were pre-empted by police which nipped it from its bud by arresting the leaders very first.
Police has also established that the group had also planned to cause havoc in every Kampala suburb and had established bases in Nansana, Entebbe wakiso Mukono among others an indication that it could also been behind Entebbe and Nansana murders.
When contacted for a comment ACP Herbert Muhangi the Commandant Flying Squad acknowledged having arrested two Muslim leaders with pangas but denied to link them to either Kamoga or Jamilu Mukulu.
“Am not aware that the arrested suspects are either relatives of Sheik Yunusu Kamoga or Jamilu Mukulu but what I can confirm is that we have two suspects who were arrested with pangas in Kawempe and who are serial criminals and killers”. Muhangi told this website.
Muhangi explained that his team is investigating their acts and source of their pangas and their plans.