Ben Byarabaha

The Police has just released Red Pepper editors who were detained for publishing a picture of a dead body look alike of head of independent presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi head of security, Christopher Aine.

Ben Byarabaha, the Red Pepper News editor and Dickson Mubiru, the Managing Editor of Kamunye, the sister company were yesterday detained at Special investigations police unit, Kireka for interrogation and recording of a statement.

“Special Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation into publication ‘Aine body emerges’ that was carried on page 1 and 2 of the Red Pepper 07/01/2016. Pursuant to section 27A of the Police Act, you are required to report to Special investigations Division Kireka, today Thursday, 07/01/2016 at 16:30 hrs to assist in giving information in respect to the matter being investigated,” read the letter in part.

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Aine is said to have gone missing after his arrest was ordered by the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura over election violence that ensued when the Go Forward supporters clashed with those of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) during one of Mbabazi’s rallies in Ntungamo.