Presidential hopeful Rtd Lt. Gen Henry Tumukunde has not appeared at the Criminal Investigations Department in Kibuli as he was summoned by Director Grace Akullo on Tuesday.
“General Tumukunde has not complied to the police summons, instead has sent Counsel Kagoro Roberts of Muwema and Co. Advocates and Counsel Mukiibi of MARKS Advocates to represent him,” said ASP Charles Twine Mansio the CID spokesperson.
“The two lawyers are having a meeting with the team investigators headed by the Director CID and the outcome shall be shared with u immediately,” Twine added.
In the summons, director Akullo said that Gen. Tumukunde is under investigation on a number of counts for which he needed to record statements.
“The directorate is investigating allegations to the effect that on a number of occasions at your office and residence both in Kololo and other locations within the country, you have held meetings with Army Veterans discussing issues related to politics,” reads part of the summons sent to Gen. Tumukunde on Tuesday.
She said that if Tumukunde’s actions are found to be true, they contravene sections of the 1995 Constitution and the UPDF Act.
Gen. Tumukunde was arrested and detained temporarily at Njeru police station yesterday, August 18, after police foiled a consultative meeting he was holding at a hotel in Njeru town council.