After a stalled release of the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage connected to the assault and death of a Makerere University student to the media and general public due to police constraints, St Augustine chapel at Makerere University has finally released the footage.
The CCTV footage released shows Tegu who was wearing a T-shirt and blue trousers holding stones in his hands a few minutes past 10pm on 27th June, emerging from the space between Makerere Administration block and St Augustine chapel, chasing police officers who had gathered outside St Augustine chapel.
The CCTV clip shows the police officers running around the chapel as Tegu is seen pursuing them. They rotated the church with him in pursuit and finally they fled towards the Students’ Centre that houses Centenary Bank near Lumumba Hall in what seems as a way of luring him into their trap. The chapel cameras only go as far as the parking lot.
Though the anticipation was that the CCTV footage from the chapel would shed more light on the matter, it so happens that it deepens the mystery of what really happened to Tegu. Tegu’s family claims that in his dying declaration, he said that he was beaten by local defense unit personnel and police officers who accused him of breaking curfew guidelines.
Tegu Emmanuel, the third year veterinary student who died on 4th July was allegedly lynched by a mob on June 27th. Tegu was picked unconscious near Lumumba hall. His death was as a result of blunt force trauma due to open wounds on his back, multiple cane marks and abrasions along the abdomen and entire back of the victim, according to the police post mortem report.