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Court issues criminal summons against Tumukunde

By Alice Namutebi

Added 20th August 2020 01:56 PM

Tumukunde, currently on bail, is indicted with treason and unlawful possession of firearms charges.

Court issues criminal summons against Tumukunde

Tumukunde appearing in court recently. Photo by Alice Namutebi

Tumukunde, currently on bail, is indicted with treason and unlawful possession of firearms charges.

COURT|CRIME|TREASON

KAMPALA - The City Hall Court in Kampala has issued criminal summons against presidential hopeful, Lt. Gen Henry Tumukunde (Rtd), ordering him to show up over his treason charges.

Grade One Magistrate, Valerian Tuhimbise issued the order on Thursday after Tumukunde failed to show up in court.

"Criminal summons are hereby issued for the accused to appear in court on September 23, 2020 without fail," Tuhimbise ordered as he adjourned the case.

Tumukunde, currently on bail, is indicted with treason and unlawful possession of firearms charges.

The charge

Prosecution alleges that the 61-year old Tumukunde on March 5, 2020, during the morning show at NBS Television in Kamwokya, he made treasonous utterances.

He purportedly said, "If I was Rwanda, I would wish to support people who want to cause change in Uganda.

The DPP says such talk was aimed at encouraging Rwanda to invade Uganda to cause unlawful change of government.

It is further purported that on March 13 at Impala Avenue Kololo, Tumukunde possessed a modified AK-47 rifle N0. 19865-BU3618 and a star pistol N0.EL-860030 without holding a valid firearms certificate.

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