The Ugandan police have arrested all editors and directors of a popular English newspaper company after the paper reportedly carried a
In its Monday edition, the ‘Red Pepper’ newspaper is reported to have carried a story which suggested that Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni had been plotting to overthrow Rwandan President, Paul Kagame.
According to africafeeds.com, police besieged the ‘Red Pepper’ premises on Wednesday and arrested several workers including the directors and editors.
The Ugandan police spokesperson, Emillian Kayima told the media that the news in question was not only false, but also poses a great danger to regional security and stability.
“The Uganda police force initiated investigations into the serious statements and insinuations in that story that have grave implications on national and regional security and stability,” Emillian Kayima said.
Meanwhile, lawyer for the newspaper firm, Dickens Byamukama said the eight directors and editors have been detained at a prison outside the capital Kampala, and “Their phones, laptops were confiscated, plus other official and private equipment.” Byamukama claimed.