Police releases more info on deceased Makerere student, claims he was mentally ill
Uganda police has this afternoon provided more details surrounding the circumstances under which Emmanuel Tegu, a third year student died after he was beaten on campus a week ago.
Despite reports from the public that Emmanuel succumbed to multiple organ failure after being beaten LDU officers, Police have stuck to the narrative that he was beaten by a mob.
While speaking to the media, the police revealed that the deceased had Bipolar disorder, a mental illness.
They further stated that Emmanuel acted aggressively when confronted by the officers, after which he fled and was later beaten by a mob.
“Police teams got a disturbance call from area councillors. The victim was then found half-naked in Makerere University by patrol teams. Tegu had became aggressive as patrol teams tried to pursue him and started pelting them with stones. CCTV footage shows him pelting officers with stones. He had no identity card on him. Tegu reached Centenary Bank MUK and tried to attack the guards there. One of the guards raised an alarm. Residents from Lumumba Hall then descended on him,” Police spokesperson stated.
Investigations are now underway and a number of arrests have been made.
According to sources close to the family, Emmanuel told his family that he had been beaten by the officers while on his death bed.
He passed away on Saturday morning and was laid to rest yesterday in Bukedea district.
May his soul rest in peace.