The director of the Criminal Investigation Department Assistant Inspector General of Police Grace Akullo has asked court to dismiss the case in which presidential aspirant Retired Lieutenant General Henry Tumukunde is seeking to crush the summons she issued to him .
Last month Tumukunde through his lawyers led by Anthony Wambedi sued the Attorney General and Akullo in her individual capacity accusing them of violating his constitutional right to liberty and freedom of expression after summoning him.
In the summon stated the 17th of August 2020, Akullo argued that CID was investigating allegations that on several occasions Tumukunde who is also the former security minister had held meetings with army veterans discussing issues related to politics.
In his defence, Tumukunde challenged the summon before the High court seeking protection on the grounds that he was afraid that he would be arrested. Tumukunde’s argument was that Akullo’s summons did not specify whether he was to appear at CID as a suspect or as a witness.
Tumukunde asked court to issue a permanent order restraining Akullo, government and their agents from further violating or threatening his rights as stated in the constitution based on the summons in question.
However, in her affidavit Akullo wants the case dismissed on the grounds that she received numerous intelligence reports indicating that Tumukunde was engaging and meeting with army veterans both at his office and residence in Kololo. She alleges that Tumukunde and veterans reportedly were engaged in discussing ways of disrupting the ongoing the electoral process in the country.