Police have refuted all claims of the Makerere University student Emmanuel Tegu who recently passed on at Mulago hospital on Saturday 4th July. Tegu is averred to have been battered by aggressive Local defence unity (LDU) officers for allegedly flouting curfew guidelines.
According to Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, the third year student was pursuing BSc. Animal production (BAP), was beaten by a mob on 28th June at 11:00 PM near Lumumba hall.
“Preliminary findings indicate the deceased informed his girlfriend that he was going to church. He revealed that the victim was a son to a police officer identified as Sgt. Sam Okwalinga.”
Enanga said Tegu had Bipolar, a mental illness and was found half-naked in Makerere University by patrol teams.
“Tegu became more aggressive as they (patrol teams) tried to pursue him and started pelting them with stones.” Enanga said adding that CCTV footage shows him pelting officers with stones.
“Police teams got a disturbance call from area councillors. Tegu reached Centenary Bank in Makerere University and tried to attack the guards there. One of the guards raised an alarm and residents from Lumumba Hall descended on him,” Enanga said
He faulted the victim for moving with no identification document and confirmed that they are holding suspects in connection to the death of Emmanuel Tegu
Tegu was laid to rest on July 5, 2020, at the family’s ancestral home in Kanyum village, Kolir sub-county, Bukedea district.
Makerere University Guild President Julius Kateregga said he has been getting reports from students pointing to attacks from LDUs.