Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde faces Treason Charges as Police searches his home on Friday

Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde faces Treason Charges as Police searches his home on Friday
Photo: Unknown 2020-03-13T08:34:52Z

The police have broken silence on the arrest of former security minister Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde who was on Thursday evening at around 7pm arrested by a joint security task team led by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

Fred Enanga the police spokesperson says Tumukunde who recently announced interest in the highest seat of the land, the Presidency was arrested for alleged Treason. 

“His premises at Kololo were secured for further search this morning, for any additional evidence of material value” Enanga noted.

According to the police mouthpiece, the 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. Enanga says that Tumukunde, in addition calls on the support of a neighboring country to support him in removing the current leadership with or without the ballot.

“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” he noted.

Police says that as always, its number one priority is the safety and security of all Ugandans, and applauded 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.

“This should also act as a deterrent to others who would like to promote views that seek to naturalize violence in our country, Uganda.”

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