Bu Our reporter
A team of police officersÂ yesterday evening raided the Rukungiri home of Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde and broke into it under the guise of searching for undisclosed military items.
Sources at the scene confirmed to www.mknewslink.com that Police first sealed off Lt. Gen. Tumukundeâ€™s home in Buyanja sub-county, rounded up all the occupants before beginning on breaking up the doors and windows of the residence.
Dan Kaguta, the Rukungiri Resident District Commissioner (RDC), who chairs the District Security Committee, led the operation. Operatives from the Special Forces Command (SFC) and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) were also part of the operation.
Asked why the security team broke into Lt. Gen. Tumukundeâ€™s home even without a search warrant, Kaguta responded that he was â€œsimply witnessingâ€ and referred further inquiries to Police Spokesman Fred Enanga.
â€œI was just a witness. The operation was conducted by Uganda Police, Kaguta said in a telephone interview.
Enanga confirmed that there is an operation going on at Lt. Gen. Tumukundeâ€™s home, insisting that other family members are witnessing the search.
â€œWe do not use informal methods like he [Lt. Gen. Tumukunde] is claiming. Other family members are witnessing since he has just been discharged and he is away in Kampala,â€Enanga said.
Lt. Gen. Tumukunde confirmed on his social media platforms that Police was breaking into his Rukungiri home and also dismissed a report by The New Vision-the government mouthpiece,that he was being transferred to Rukungiri.
â€œA team of investigators from both @Police/ Security organs have raided my house in Rukungiri rounding up all people @ the premises. @newvisionwire is falsely reporting that I am currently on route to Rukungiri. The search is happening WITHOUT my presence led by RDC Dan Kaguta!â€ Lt. Gen. Tumukunde posted on Twitter and Facebook.
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