Several journalists have been blocked from accessing St Augustine Chapel as Makerere University authorities hand over CCTV footage recorded during and after the assault of the third year student Emmanuel Tegu.
Tegu, who was pursuing BSc. Animal production (BAP), was beaten by a mob on 28th June at 11:00 PM near Lumumba hall. He later passed on at Mulago hospital on Saturday 4th July.
He is averred to have been battered by aggressive Local defence unity (LDU) officers for allegedly flouting curfew guidelines. Following his death, over 10 residents of Makerere University have been arrested and detained at Wandegeya police station.
According to Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, 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
Tegu was laid to rest on July 5, 2020, at the family’s ancestral home in Kanyum village, Kolir sub-county, Bukedea district.