Uganda Police has dismissed some section of public allegations that Local Defence Unit (LDU) operatives last Sunday clobbered a Makerere University student and inflicted wounds that later led to his untimely demise.
Emmanuel Tegu, who was a third year Veterinary student at Makerere University, was rushed to Mulago Hospital in critical condition after sustaining grave injuries and a few hours after admission he died before giving his side of the story.
Shortly after his death, rumours started spreading on social media that he had been clobbered by LDUs after he expressed his support for People Power leader and 2021 presidential Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
However, the Police have since denied allegations that he was beaten by the LDU, saying they only rushed Tegu to Mulago Hospital after officers responded to alert calls that a mob was roughing him up near Lumumba Hall in Makerere University.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango revealed that police an unidentified man lying unconscious with several injuries and rushed him to Mulago Hospital for medical attention since he couldn’t record a statement at the time.
Onyango added “Statements have been recorded from the police officers, who responded to the distress call and other witnesses as inquiries into the homicide continue.”
He also dismissed reports that the deceased was beaten by LDU officers, noting that security at the university is being managed by Police and private security firms.
Makerere University management is to release a statement concerning the death of Tegu