Terrorist released from jail is recalled after illegally owning a moped

A man convicted of a terrorism offence has been recalled to prison and further jailed after police identified he illegally owned a moped.

Following his release from prison in June 2018, Trevor Mulindwa, 25, of South-west London, was on probation license and subject to a 15-year-long Counter Terrorism Act 2008 notification order.

Under the notification order he was obliged to tell police if he bought a motor vehicle, but in November 2019 police identified he was the owner of a moped he had not informed them he had.

That same day they seized the vehicle and the next day they arrested Mulindwa at his home address, from which they recovered the keys for the moped.

Trevor Mulindwa

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.

On Friday, May 22, 2020, Mulindwa appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to the offence.

The judge sentenced him to eight weeks’ imprisonment and ordered him to pay a £122 victim surcharge.

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.

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.”

 


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