A joint security task team led by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, on Thursday arrested Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde for alleged Treason.
According to Police, the premises of the former security minister at Kololo ‘ ‘were secured for further search this morning [Friday], for any additional evidence of material value.’’
Tumukunde, who was arrested Thursday evening and driven to CID headquarters in Kibuli, was later transferred to Special Investigations Unit in Kireka, his lawyer Alex Luganda reveals.
In a statement, police says Lt. Gen. Tumukunde’s arrest follows ‘ ‘his utterances in a series of radio and television interviews, which 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.’’ Police statement reads in part.
The statement signed by Police spokesperson Fred Enanga adds ‘ ‘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.’’
Police praised the task teams for their swift action, upon recognizing the impact of the inflammatory and provocative rhetoric by the suspect on members of the Armed forces and the wider public.
Enanga also says the action should also act as a deterrent to others who would like to promote views that seek to naturalize violence in our country, Uganda.