By Leonard Kamugisha AKIDA
Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has asked police to probe into the murder of Emmanuel Tegu a third year veterinary student who was assaulted by unknown mobs in the university.
“I urge the police to expedite investigations I to this unfortunate incident,” Prof Nawangwe said.
In a condolence message to the bereaved famy, Prof Nawangwe regreted the death of Tegu urging that management shall work tooth and nail to ensure safety of persons and property on campus.
“On behalf of Makerere University, I wish to send our condolences to the family of Emmanuel Tegu Registration no 17/U/10403/PSS, a third years student of Bachelor of Animal Production Technology and resident of Livingston Hall who died on 4July at Kirudu hospital after being assaulted by unknown peopleon campus a week ago,” Prof Nawangwe mourned.
The victim was allegedly assaulted by a group of people in the university on the night of June28th,2020 near Lumumba Hall while he was coming from night prayers at Mango Tree Revival Church few metres behind St Francis Chapel gardens.
He was thereafter rushed to Mulago hospital (Kirudu) where he breathed his last on 4July. His body was laid to rest the following day at Kolir village Bukedea district amidst tears.
Tegu’s assault was surrounded with controversies with many alleging Police and Local Defense Units (LDUs) for clobbering him into coma however, police refuted allegations saying that he was beaten by a mob of students who mistook him to be a thief.
Earlier today, SP Patrick Onyango revealed that atleast 10 people have been arrested in connections to the murder in question which caused the death of Emmanuel Tegu. He said seven of the suspects are being held at Wandegeya police station while three others take off on a run immediately when they sensed dangers.
“Today, police carried out an intelligence led operation and arrested 10 suspects in connection to the death of Tegu. All suspects are residents of Makerere university in Kampala.” SP Onyango said.
He howver didn’t disclose their identities pledging to be disclosed after interrogations.