By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The battle between former Gov’t spy master Rtd.Gen.Henry Tumukunde and Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Crime Intelligence (CID) doesn’t seem to end soon. This after top security dogs resolved to arrest Tumukunde not laterthan 48hrs! Tumukunde has reportedly continuously snubbed Police summons that required him to explain about his meetings with army veterans.
The summons issued by director CID Grace Akullo partially reads, “The CID is investigating allegations to the effect that, on several occasions, at your office and residence both in Kololo and other locations with in the country, you have held meetings with Army veterans discussing issues related to politics.
After issuing summons to Tumukunde, he was expected to appear at the CID headquarters last week but instead sent his lawyers led by Roberts Kagoro saying he was unwell and would appear on Tuesday this week a promise he didn’t keep. On Tuesday, Kagoro sent a letter indicating that his client wouldn’t show up before the CID because the summons were copied to the Chief of Defense Forces –CDF, Gen David Muhoozi yet he is no longer a serving army officer.
“The summons to our client were copied to the CDF who is the head of the UPDF. The police’s conduct of involving the army in civilian affairs is questionable and highly suspicious,” Kagoro said. Tumukunde’s other lawyer, Anthony Wameli also said the police summons didn’t clearly state particulars of the offense committed by their client except allegations of meeting army veterans.
This however left CID officials wondering on what to do next, and now according to our sources, the top officials from the Legal Directorate of Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF held a meeting with senior police officers at the Criminal Investigations Directorate Headquarters in Kibuli to decide his fate.
Officers who met included Colonel Moses Wandera, the Deputy Chief of Legal Services in UPDF and Lt. Colonel Raphael Mugisha, the Director Prosecutions in UPDF while the police chiefs are Brig.Chris Ddamulira, the Director Police Intelligence, Grace Akullo, the Director CID, Erasmus Twaruhukwa, the Director Human Rights and Legal Services Uganda Police Force and officers from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence.
According to police, Tumukunde has been holding meetings with army veterans with the intention of mobilising and engaging them in subversive activities.
The spokesperson of the CID, Charles Twiine, said Tumukunde has been given two options including arrest which is provided for in the law.
“We hope that he won’t send us to the other lawful options because sometimes they may not look decent. We are talking of a leader whose pedigree in leadership is very clear,” said Twiine.
These come after last week, police in Buikwe District arrested Gen Tumukunde for alleged violation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) against the spread of COVID-19 when he held a consultative meeting with his supporters.