Uganda: Two Students Arrested for Writing Terrorist Threat Letter

July 11, 2023

Two students of St Charles Lwanga High School in Uganda have been arrested for issuing an anonymous terroristic threat of attack by Allied Democratic Forces, ADF. against their school.

According to the police report the suspects identified as Mwesigye Innocent Ayebare Benon were discovered after the school leadership came across an anonymous letter, dropped at the entrance of one of the classrooms, with threats of a terror attack, on St Charles Lwanga High School and two other schools in Kasese on 5.07.2023,

Police investigations established that the anonymous letter was written by Mwesigye Innocent, aged 16 assisted by his classmate Ayebare Amon aged 17.

After being questioned on their motives, the suspects claimed they wanted to scare the school administration for having punished them after the dormitory captain reported them for indiscipline.

The police in a statement gave a stun warning to any student who would think of writing such letters to scare others.

‘We would like to warn students that making threats of violence or attack or use of firearms is not a joke, but a criminal act,’ the statement stated.

The two students will be arraigned in court for threatening violence and probably be remanded to a juvenile detention center.

This comes after 38 students, and a number of civilians were killed last month in a suspected rebel attack on a school in Uganda.

According to Uganda police, the attack was carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), Ugandan militants with Islamic State group ties.



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