Thursday January 7 2016

Aine alive, hiding says police

Twin sister Ritah Babirye Aine

Mr Aine’s brothers Moses Musasizi, Michael Mubiru, Twin sister Ritah Babirye Aine and Police spokesperson Fred Enanga at the KCCA mortuary on Thursday. Photo by Michael Kakumirizi.  

By Kato Joseph

Police have refuted claims that Amama Mbabazi’s aide Christopher Aine is dead, claiming that he instead is alive and hiding.

In a statement released to the media, Police spokesperson Mr Fred Enanga reiterated that the allegations of Aine’s death will not deter efforts by police to have him arrested and arraigned in court.

“We want to inform the public that until further information or evidence is obtained that suggests otherwise, we believe Aine Christopher is alive and in hiding. And for that matter, we are continuing to investigate his case as that of a missing person, who is also wanted by Police. Our Police notice therefore, is still valid and in we also in addition expect the Chief Magistrates Court, at Jinja, to issue a warrant of arrest of him, following his failure to appear before court yesterday, Wednesday, 6th January, 2016,” Mr Enanga said.

He also cautioned the media and the public against circulating the picture of a supposed lifeless Aine.
“We therefore, request the media to hold back from using the image, since its legitimacy is still questionable, until when it has been ascertained as a genuine photo or not,” he added.

On Thursday, the family of Mr Christopher Aine and officials from the police searched for his body at KCCA Mortuary in Mulago in vain, however Aine’s twin sister Ms Ritah Babirye Aine claimed that the picture published by the Red Pepper bears similar characteristics to those of her brother.

The development led to the summoning of the publications editor Mr Ben Byarabaha to the Special Investigations Unit in Kireka.
Mr SAine went missing, last year in December; however both police and Mbabazi’s Go Forward camp accuse each other of hiding him.