Two people have been convicted and sentenced to 14 years in jail by the International Crimes Division of the High Court, for aiding and abetting terrorism.
Ibrahim Ssemwanga and Nalweyiso Aisha have been sentenced by Justice Elizabeth Kabanda after they pleaded guilty to the offences of aiding and abetting terrorism, belonging to a Terrorist Organisation; Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).
The two pleaded guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence following a plea bargain procedure .
Prosecution evidence indicates that Ibrahim Ssemwanga joined the ADF as early as 1999 and Aisha Nalweyiso 2009.
While in the DRC they were trained in warfare, assembling, disassembling guns and conducted some ambushes in DRC.
Between November 2016 and April 2017, that Ibrahim Ssemwanga received ammunition from DRC which he delivered to other ADF operatives in Uganda, and a hand grenade which he delivered to Aisha Nalweyiso for custody.
The evidence before Court further showed that Nalweyiso buried it in her banana plantation in Kyazanga Lwengo District, and upon arrest Ssemwanga led the Police to Nalweyiso who later took them to the plantation where the grenade was recovered.
Prosecution led by Lillian Omara-Chief State Attorney and Jacquelyn Okui-Senior State Attorney had got seven witnesses, before the accused opted for a plea bargain.
By: Betty Zziwa