Police bars journalists from watching Tegu beating footage

By Timothy Murungi

The chaplain of St Augustine chapel Makerere, Fr Josephat Ddungu had invited journalists and promised unfettered access to journalists, saying he had been receiving incessant calls over the issue.

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Police on Wednesday refused to grant journalists access to footage showing the last moments of Makerere student, Emmanuel Tegu's life. 

Tegu, a finalist veterinary student was allegedly beaten on June 28 and succumbed to his wounds last week on Saturday. 

The chaplain of St Augustine chapel Makerere, Fr Josephat Ddungu had invited journalists and promised unfettered access to the footage, saying he had been receiving incessant calls over the issue.

Police stops journalists from viewing Tegu beating footage

Makerere Police and forensic detectives however said they could not let journalists access the footage, arguing that investigations were still ongoing.

The detectives spent over three hours extracting the footage and did not grant anyone access the process, including student leaders who were told to wait until they had finished extracting the footage. 

Police bars scribes from watching Tegu beating footage
Police bars scribes from watching Tegu beating footage
Police bars scribes from watching Tegu beating footage
Police bars scribes from watching Tegu beating footage
Police bars scribes from watching Tegu beating footage
Police bars scribes from watching Tegu beating footage
Police bars scribes from watching Tegu beating footage
Police bars scribes from watching Tegu beating footage

The OC CID Makerere Priscilla Amuko asked the journalists to give the Police more time.

After further probing from journalists, SP Samuel Odong, Wandegeya district Police commander, showed up at the scene, but only to have a closed door discussion with Fr Ddungu in the chapel.

Odong said the Police publicist would communicate on the matter at a later time.