By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The controversy surrounding the death of Emmanuel Tegu, a third-year veterinary student at Makerere University has escalated after Police reportedly stopped St.Augustine Chapel from sharing the video recording with them media.
However, Police has since cleared air insisting they never stopped the Church from sharing the footage with media,but instead advised that the video footage could be disturbing for the public to see.
Police also revealed that the piece of evidence including CCTV footage from St Augustine Church, show that the victim was tortured by a private security guards of SGA and seven others, who responded to the alarm.
Police revealed that the task team actively investigating the murder have charged the four suspects that include; Oigu Charles; a 34 year old Area Councilor; Nyeko Balam, a 33 year old security guard; Kakuru Johnson, a 24 year old resident of Makerere and Sekitoleko Moses, a 21 year old resident of Makerere.
“Their actions were supported by the post mortem report which revealed the cause of death as blunt force trauma, due to open wounds along the back, multiple cane marks on the back of the right elbow and abrasions along the abdomen and the entire back of the victim” Police said.
The prevailing facts According to police indicate that Tegu was found at St Augustine church at 10pm by PC Mukose Farouk who was on routine and when he attempted to inquire about who he was [Tegu] out of the blue he responded by throwing stones at the officer, who fired three shots in the air to scare the victim but kept charging at him.
After the victim ran towards church and Centenary bank, where he charged at the three private security guards but was overpowered.
“They hit him using the metallic chairs from the visitor’s tent, and it’s at this stage that he cried out for help, which attracted about 10-15 residents from Zone 1 and West road quarters around Lumumba hall” Police said.
Police further said, after the intervention of the Chaplain, St Augustine Church Makerere its when the private guards and the few charged residents stopped torturing the victim and alerted the police about him.
The police team responded and rushed the victim to Mulago National Referral Hospital. The following day of 28.06.2020, he was traced at the hospital by his brother and discharged on 29.06.2020.
While at home, the victim’s condition started deteriorating and he was taken to Mild May Clinic, Sseguku on 30.06.2020 all in vein he was referred at Rubaga Hospital, to check if there was a problem with his kidney, since he was not passing urine.
At Rubaga Hospital, he was further referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kiruddu where he died on 3.07.2020.