Terror suspect faces 25years in jail

Edris Nsubuga, the man who confessed to being part of the terrorists behind the July 11 bomb blasts has been sentenced to 25years in jail.

He has been sentenced to 25 years on each count of the 3 counts terrorism though they will run concurrently.

Nsubuga admitted placing the laptop that was used by the suicide bomber to set off the blast at the Kyadondo rugby grounds

He also confessed that he was part of those that laid the plan to blow Makindye House, which was foiled by the police.

In his mitigation statement, Nsubuga asked to be forgiven by all those that lost loved ones to the blasts saying he was truly remorseful.

Mugisha Mohammod, who pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism, has been sentenced to 5 years in jail.

Justice Owiny-Dollo however says he will spend another 5 years under police supervision after being released.

The judge says he considered the appeal by the two for forgiveness but said they should have alerted the police before the crime was committed.

The bomb blasts left close to 80 people dead and several others severely injured. 12 other suspects who deny the charges will stand trial beginning 15th November.

 

Story by Ruth Anderah and Stephen Mbidde