Lt General Tumukunde treason case sent to high court for investigation

Written by on February 20, 2021

Tumukunde Treason case

The  retired Lt General Henry Tumukunde treason case has been referred to High Court for investigation due the allegations of treason and illegal possession of firearms.
City Hall Senior Magistrate Valerian Tuhimbise last evening delivered a ruling directing that the file be sent to High Court to investigate the allegations of human rights violation during Tumukunde arrest, detention in police custody and prison.
The court’s decision follows a successful application made by Tumukunde’s lawyers led by Anthony Wameli challenging his trial on grounds that his fundamental human rights were violated during the arrest, detention in a police cell and when on remand in Luzira prison.
However, in response, the Prosecution denied the allegations and told the court that when Tumukunde was arrested, he was treated with respect in a dignified manner given his status and was informed of the reason for his arrest.
They added that Tumukunde was neither tortured nor treated in a degrading manner.
However, in his ruling, the Magistrate said Tumukunde’s allegations raise issues of human rights violation which need to be determined before his trial can proceed.
He accordingly forwarded his case to the High Court for further management.  Tuhimbise also stayed criminal proceedings against Tumukunde concerning the offence of treason and illegal possession of firearm pending High Court decision.

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