Court declines to summon CID’s Grace Akullo to be quizzed by Tumukunde
Kampala High court Judge Musa Ssekaana declines to summon CID Boss Grace Akullo for crossexamination by Presidential aspirant Rtd Lt. Gen Henry Tumukunde Lawyers; saying it is not necessary since there is enough evidence on file for the case to proceed.
The Judge has also declined to grant Tumukunde’s other request to have the case against the Attorney General dropped and allow him proceed against Akullo personally; because AG’s Lawyers led by George Kallemera have indicated that they are still interested in the matter.
The case has now been adjourned to Monday 14th/September
Tumukunde’s Lawyers led by Anthony Wameli wanted Akullo to appear and defend her affidavit in Tumukunde’s case because they doubt she didnt personally swear that piece of evidence before the Commissioner for Oaths as required by law.
The other querry was why she is being represented by the Attorney General yet she was sued in her personal capacity; and to also throw more light on her allegation that Tumukunde is out there to disrupt elections.
Tumukunde went to court seeking redress over the threats from the State to arrest him.
He now wants a permanent injunction restraining the State and Grace Akullo from summoning him at CID and threatening his arrest.
Tumukunde also wants court to order the Attorney General and Grace Akullo pay him 70 million shillings as damages for his violated rights and high handedness they have exhibited.
He further seeks a declaration that the arrest threats issued to him by the state through summons signed by the CID boss Grace Akullo are a violation of his fundamental rights to association, expression and freedom from discrimination.
Tumukunde argues that unless court intervenes and stops this imminent threat by the state to arrest him, his on-going country wide consultations to secure 3/4 of signatures from at least 100 Districts of Uganda in order to stand for presidency will be interfered with .
Grace Akullo summoned Tumukunde to appear at CID Hqs in Kibuli on the 18th/August 2020 over several meetings Tumukunde had allegedly held with Army veterans on issues relating to politics.