Police Cordon Off Gen Tumukunde’s House for Search

Police will this Friday morning search Retired Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde’s premises in Kololo, Kampala for possible additional evidence in regard to the treason case he was arrested for.

Gen Tumukunde was arrested on Thursday night by a joint security team led by director of Criminal investigation department of Uganda Police force AIGP Grace Akullo.

It has been esstablished that the former Security Minister spent the night at CID headquarters in Kibuli before being transferred to special investigations unit(SIU) in Kireka in the outskirts of Kampala city.

“His premises at Kololo were secured for further search this morning, for any additional evidence of material value,” said Fred Enanga the police spokesperson in a statement.

Security which treats the premises as a crime scene has been tightened with traffic being been diverted to other roads.

According to Enanga, Gen. Tumukunde has been charged with treason following his utterances in a series of radio and television interviews, which he said seek to foster hatred that might lead to inter-community violence, fomenting and glorifying violence in general.

“He in addition, calls on the support of a neighboring country to support him in removing the current leadership with or without the ballot,” reads part of the statement.

“He is therefore, being charged under Sections 23 (2) b and 23 (3) b, of the Penal code Act, which deals with instigating persons to invade the Republic of Uganda and inciting any persons to make a mutinous assembly,” Enanga added

Security agencies also said that the arrest of Gen Tumukunde should also act as a deterrent to others who would like to promote views that seek to naturalize violence in Uganda.

Police is also set to address the press this morning in regard to new developments about the arrest of the presidential aspirant.

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