Today morning Police accompanied by detectives besieged the offices of the mighty Red Pepper bringing work to a stand still and as you read this, the force is still stationed at the Red Pepper offices.
Police confirm that their Search Party won’t leave our offices until they’ve found what they are looking for.
Trouble stems from a letter authored by General David Sejjusa better known as Tinyefuza and published by the Daily Monitor.
In the letter, Gen Sejjusa asks the security services to investigate allegations that some military and political leaders in the country are being targeted for assassination for opposing what has come to be known as the ‘Muhoozi Project’. The project is in reference to President Yoweri Museveni’s alleged plan to have his son succeed him when he retires.
The letter also says that some elements within te top army leadership staged an attack on Mbuya Barracks in March this year so as to frame others on treason charges. Some of the people targeted, according to Sejusa include himself and Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, among others.
Judith Nabakooba, the Police Spokesperson says police have a warrant from court authorising them to conduct a search for documents they hope to use in their investigations.
Meanwhile, Red Pepper management will address a press conference tomorrow at the offices in Namanve following the Siege and closure of the newspaper.