DPP Withdraws Charges Against Red Pepper Staff
The Director of public prosecutions has withdrawn charges of publishing news that disturb the peace of presdent Museveni against Red pepper Directors and Editors.
The withdrawal letter signed by the DPP Mike Chibita, has been presented to Buganda Road court Chief Magistrate James Ereemye Mawanda, by State Prosecutor Abdul-Salaam Waiswa.
Magistrate Ereemye had warned Prosecution against dismissing the case if he failed to update the court on the progress of the negotiations between the parties .
The accused directors include; Managing Director Richard Tusiime, Finance Director Johnson Musinguzi, Director Operations Patrick Mugumya and a director who doubles as a secretary and chief marketing officer Arinatiwe Rgyendo.
Others are Richard Kintu; the Deputy News Editor , James Mujuni a journalist , Ben Byarabaha a senior Editor and Francis Tumusiime; the special project Editor.
Prosecution had alleged that on the 20th /November/ 2017 at the Red pepper offices in Namanve- Mukono District, the accused unlawfully caused the publication and distribution of a newspaper head line,
portraying his excellency the President Yoweri Museveni, Gen. Saleh and Lt Gen Tumukunde as having contrived a plot to over throw the Government of the Republic of Rwanda;
well knowing that such a publication can disrupt public Order and security.