Makerere students start campaign seeking justice for colleague reportedly killed by LDUs

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A section of students at Makerere University together with members of the public have started a campaign seeking justice for Emmanuel Tegu who passed away yesterday morning, a week after he was brutally beaten during curfew hours while on campus.

A police report released yesterday afternoon indicated that Emmanuel, a student in the third year of a Bachelor of Animal Production at Makerere University, was beaten by a mob on Sunday 28th June after they suspected that he was a thief.

At around 11pm last Sunday, police received information from someone that there was a mob action taking place near Lumumba Hall in Makerere University. The caller said a gathering was beating a suspected thief. The police officers went to the scene and they found unidentified person unconscious and lying on the ground with several injuries. Statements have been recorded from the police officers, who responded to the distressed call and other witnesses,” read a statement from Patrick Onyango, the Spokesperson of Kampala Metropolitan Police.

However, under the JusticeforTegu hashtag on social media, the students from the Ivory Tower have dismissed the police report and instead pinned LDU officers for having brutally beaten their colleague who passed away after nursing injuries at Mulago Hospital for close to a week.

They claim that Emmanuel Tegu narrated to his family and friends that he was beaten by the security officers and that the story about the mob was simply a cover up by the police.

The students are now demanding a comprehensive investigation into the matter.

Emmanuel will be laid to rest at his ancestral home in Bukedea district today afternoon. May his soul Rest in Peace.

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