Dead body in media is Aine’s – family claims
Posted Thursday, January 7 2016 at 13:51
The family of the head of security of Independent presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi, claims that the picture making rounds on social media of a dead body bears similar characteristics to those of Mr Christopher Aine.
Ms Ritah Babirye Aine, a twin sister to Aine says that her brother has a scar above the eye which he got in an accident and a gap between the teeth; these features are visible on the pictures of the dead body published in local media and being shared on social media.
“I am the twin sister of Aine. According to the photo in the newspapers, this is Christopher Aine,” Ms Babirye adds.
However, Police spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga refutes claims by Aine’s family saying that they cannot rely on a photo in the newspapers to make such conclusions.
“We are going to investigate the source of the picture, then we can tell if he is dead or not, there is no way we can rely on a newspaper picture, in the advent of Photoshop the picture could have been manipulated,” Mr Enanga said.
Mr Aine’s family members and Police officials on Thursday went to KCCA mortuary in Mulago to confirm reports that Aine’s body was there.
The Police team led by Police surgeon Dr Moses Byaruhanga, a forensic pathologist and the acting Director Police Health Services, police spokesperson Mr Fred Enanga arrived at the morgue at midday. They were mobbed by Mr Aine’s relatives who had camped there a number of hours earlier.
The two groups searched all rooms in the mortuary including the postmortem examination room, coolers, pathology examination room and also checked records but found nothing in relation to Christopher Aine. Also present were Mr Aine’s brothers Michael Mubiru and Moses Musasizi.
Earlier, Mr Christopher Aine’s mother, Ms Jeniffer Namuleme who was accompanied by her daughter, Ritah Babirye had gone to the Central Police Station (CPS) demanding to see him. The relatives said they believed that the police knew where Aine was and demanded information on his whereabouts.
The police at Central Police Station denied any knowledge of Aine's whereabouts. They however referred the distraught relatives to the police headquarters for more information.
Meanwhile four law firms retained to represent Mr Mbabazi on Tuesday petitioned Nakawa High Court for grant of habeas corpus, an order compelling police to produce in court a suspect in their custody. The firms are Muwema and Company Advocates, Akampurira and Partners, Mugisha and Company Advocates, and Twinobusingye Severino and Company Advocates.
The lawyers claim in the application that “On or about December 14 at 6am, the applicant was arrested at Kyanja, Kampala, by a group of police officers travelling in a police patrol vehicle and white van.”
The court process kicks off amid a running public notice with a Sh20m reward on Christopher Aine’s head for any member of the public who shares information leading to his arrest to answer charges relating to the December 13 clash in Ntungamo District between Mr Museveni and Amama Mbabazi’s supporters.