JUST IN: DPP Slaps Nine Charges on Captured ADF Commander, Njovu, Arraigned In Court

By Our Reporter



Njovu in Blue T.Shirt after the arrest with two of his dead colleagues

Abdul Rashid Kyoto alias Njovu, a 31-year-old alleged commander of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel unit in Mwalika in eastern DR Congo has been arraigned in court.


Njovu has been charged on two counts of terrorism, three charges of murder, three charges of aggravated robbery, and one charge of belonging to a terrorist organization.


The DPP sanctioned the charges in respect to the October 17, 2023 killing of two British tourists, Barlow David James and Geyer Cecilia and their Ugandan tour guide, Alyai Eric at Queen Elizabeth National Park.

DDP Press release

According to the DPP, during the attack, two motor vehicles were burnt, and the passports, money and Visa Cards were taken by Njovu and his associates.


Njovu, formerly a resident of Suni Village in Budaka District in eastern Uganda has been arraigned before Nakawa chief magistrate’s court in Kampala today 13th November, 2023.


He was arrested by the UPDF and Marine Forces on Lake Albert where two of his colleagues were shot dead while others managed to escape with their weapons in a boat on 31st October 2023.


He has been remanded to 27th November, 2023 when he will re-appear in court. Njovu who was dressed in a Kanzu and supporting himself with clutches said no word since the Court has no jurisdiction to hear cases of such nature.



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