Police releases 8 suspects arrested over the murder of Emmanuel Tegu

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Eight residents of Makerere University who had been arrested in connection to the murder of Emmanuel Tegu, have been released.

Tegu, a third year student pursuing a Bachelor of Animal Production degree at Makerere University succumbed to injuries he sustained after he received a beating from an unknown group of people.

Initial reports claimed he was beaten by LDU officers, however police dismissed this and instead stated that he was beaten by a mob.

Police first arrested Muluka I zone Chairman, Charles Oyugu, who on the fateful night called police to report the incident. After Oyugu’s arrest, police raided West Road were 12 other suspects were arrested.

After reviewing CCTV footage obtained from St Augustine Chapel, Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said the CCTV video showed the actual suspects related to Tegu’s death.

Only four out of the 12 suspects were charged on Thursday at Law Development Court –LDC in Old Kampala. The charged suspects include Oyugu, Balam Nyeko, an SGA security guard attached to Centenary Bank, Johnson Kakuru Johnson 24, a resident of Makerere and Moses Sekitoleko 21, also a resident of Makerere.

After taking four suspects to court, eight other Makerere residents have been released on police bond but with stringent conditions among them not to speak to media.

The postmortem conducted at Kampala Capital City Authority –KCCA morgue revealed that 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.

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