Bonny Odongo, a Lira based Vision Group journalist has been arrested for allegedly being in possession of an illegal firearm.
Odongo, a Sub Editor of Rupiny Newspaper, a sister publication to ‘The New Vision’ was picked by police flying squad last evening from Lira town and he is now held at Lira Central Police Station.
His arrest stems from a photo of him posing with a pistol while drinking in a bar. The picture has made several rounds on various social media platforms over the last one week.
Joel Tubanone, the Lira District Police commander confirmed the arrest adding that investigations are underway to establish how the journalist accessed the pistol.
Odongo has since disassociated himself from the photo arguing that it could be a result of Photoshop by his foes.