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Tumukunde’s Lawyer Insist on Cross Examining Grace Akullo

High Court judge Musa Ssekana will tomorrow Friday decide on whether to summon AIGP Grace Akullo in court for cross examination over her affidavit which she swore denying allegations fronted against her by Presidential hopeful retired Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde.

Last Month, Tumukunde through his lawyers of Wameli and Company advocates petitioned court seeking to suspend all summons sent to him by the CID Directorate.

These included on 18th August 2020 in which he was asked to explain why he had met veterans and engaged them in political affairs which is against the law.

Akullo responded to this application in her affidavit in which she opposed the reliefs sought on grounds that the matters for which the general was summoned were serious in nature

Appearing before court on Thursday, Tumukunde’s lawyer Anthony Wameli asked court to summon Akullo and explain how she ended up giving instructions to the Attorney General to represent her yet she was sued under personal capacity.

“We want to cross- examine her about the affidavit she deponed and she did not appear before the commissioner of oaths.”

In response to this submission, Richard Adrore on behalf of the Attorney General informed court that cross examination must be allowed under special circumstances but in this matter none has been shown.

“The applicants have miserably failed to advance the grounds which will require the respondents to appear in court for cross examination. ”

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Adrore refuted allegations that Akullo never appeared before the Commissioner of oaths during the swearing of her oath.

Among other grounds which Tumukunde advanced was that these summons are interfering with the ongoing consultation process being a Presidential hopeful in consultation process.

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