Convicted Islamic extremist jailed after breaching anti-terrorism order
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A convicted terrorist has been recalled to prison and further jailed after police identified he illegally owned a moped which breached probation conditions.
Trevor Mulindwa, 25, of Mitcham in South-West London, was originally jailed for six years in 2015 for preparing to go to Somalia with the intent of joining Al-Shabaab.
Following his release from prison in June 2018, Mulindwa was on probation license and subject to a 15-year-long Part 4 Counter Terrorism Act 2008 notification order.
He was obliged to tell police if he buys a motor vehicle however on November 13, 2019, police identified he was the owner of a moped he had not informed them he had.
That same day they seized the vehicle before arresting Mulindwa at his home address the next day where they recovered the keys for the moped.
Police searched the vehicle and found an internet-enabled smart phone locked in the top box. By having this phone, Mulindwa was also in breach of his probation license.
He was immediately recalled to prison. On May 12 2020, he was charged via postal charge requisition with breach of a Part 4 Counter Terrorism Act 2008 notification requirement.
Mulindwa appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, May 22 2020, where he pleaded guilty to the offence.
The judge sentenced him to eight weeks’ imprisonment and ordered him to pay a £122 victim surcharge.
Commander Richard Smith, head of the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command, said: “There are clear rules for registered terrorist offenders who are subject to notification orders and Mulindwa broke one of them.
“Notification orders serve a serious purpose and are an important tool to help keep the public safe from harm.”
Mulinda was originally sentenced on December 22, 2015 to six years’ imprisonment for preparing for an act of terrorism contrary to the Terrorism Act 2006, namely preparing to go to Somalia with the intent of joining Al-Shabaab, a proscribed organisation.
Source: My London News