By Our Reporter
Kampala: The Uganda Police Force (UPF) are caught between a rock and a hard place in regards to availing the CCTV footage at Mulago Hospital that was captured before and after fallen singer Michael Alinda aka Zigy Wine’s death.
Zigy Wine, a people power supporter member of Fire Base Crew, succumbed to injuries allegedly sustained in an accident along the Kampala-Northern bypass. However, his relatives claimed that he had been kidnapped, tortured and later dumped at Mulago hospital, from where he breathed his last, allegations the police refuted.
Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, insisted that Zigy Wine had died as a result of injuries he sustained after getting involved in an accident along the Northern Bypass. Police went head to produce witnesses to the said accident and even vowed to produce footage captured from Mulago Hospital to reveal how Zigy Wine was taken there and by whom.
However, the Police are still struggling to access footage from a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera at Mulago Hospital, showing how musician Zigy Wyne was admitted to the facility.
But it should be noted that Zigy Wine’s death has also sparked off accusations and counteraccusations between Security agencies and members of People Power, a pressure group headed by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. According to the Police, Zigy Wyne’s death is being used by politicians for political capital, reason why they (Police) want to get the CCTV footage and expose the lies perpetrated by People Power.
Whereas Zigy Wyne’s relatives and People Power claim he was dumped at Mulago Hospital by his abductors, the police insist he was ridden to the hospital on a Boda-boda by good Samaritans from Hope Clinic in Kyebando, where he had been rushed for first aid shortly after the accident.
Police paraded a team of seven eyewitnesses and a woman, Loy Atworo, who was allegedly knocked by Zigy Wyne at Kyebando around 7:00pm on July 21 in an accident that allegedly led to his death.
But Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said Mulago Hospital is yet to release the CCTV footage to police detectives to prove circumstances under which the musician was admitted to the Hospital.
Enanga said “Mulago Hospital management informed the police that CCTV footage of July 21, when Zigy Wyne was reportedly taken there by good Samaritans had already been transferred to the hospital’s main footage server and achieve center.”
He added that “The hospital asked detectives to try again between August 17 and 21 when the footage will have been retrieved from the archive.”