Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde who was admitted on Sunday afternoon to Kololo Hospital after he collapsed in police custody has been secretly discharged on Monday evening by a team of medics .The highly guarded General was again whisked to yet to be identified detention center by mean looking security operatives.
According to our sources at Kololo hospital revealed that incarcerated Tumukunde was diagnosed with low blood pressure and diabetic hypoglycemia which is always caused by not eating enough food,drinking too much alcohol or skipping meals most times.
The former Security minister and retired army general was arrested with about 13 others at his office in Kololo, Kampala on Thursday night over treason charges.
Last Friday, a day after the arrest, police confirmed that they were investigating Gen Tumukunde on charges of treason.
A source claimed that Gen Tumukunde started complaining of being unwell after police carried out a search at his home in Kololo at around 10:30pm on Saturday.
The source said Gen Tumukunde’s ailment started shortly after police informed him that his two sons would face treason charges.
The source further said Gen Tumukunde told police that he was not feeling well, but they insisted on taking him to the Special Investigations.
For the last two days ,Police officers and other security personnel in civilian clothes controlled the hospital entrance.
However, Gen Tumukunde’s wife and a close friend were allowed to visit him.
Senior police officers including the director of Criminal Investigations, Ms Grace Akullo, the director of police health services, Dr Moses Byaruhanga, and the director of forensic services, Ms Andrew Mubiru, were at the hospital.
His close family members are demanding that Gen Tumukunde be produced in court or they will seek court redress to either release him or be arraigned .
Mr Fred Enanga, the police spokeperson, said police were moving fast in their investigations against Lt Gen Tumukunde. He said their hope was to take the case file to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Previously, Gen Tumukunde was taken to a military court and charged with prejudicial conduct after he appeared on a local radio station and opposed the move to amend the Constitution .