KAMPALA- Police are investigating a homicide incident by a mob action that happened last Sunday at Makerere University Kampala.
According to SP Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman, at around 11pm last Sunday June 28th 2020, Police received information from someone that there was a mob action taking place near Lumumba Hall in Makerere University.
The caller according to Onyango 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 and transferred the victim to Mulago Hospital for treatment.
Police immediately started investigating circumstances under which the victim was beaten and recorded statements from the police officers, who responded to the distressed call and other witnesses.
Onyango adds that Police established that the victim was Emmanuel Tegu, a third year veterinary student at Makerere University in Kampala City who unfortunately passed on today at 3am before he could record a statement to give police his last moments.
“We are yet to find out the reason why he was moving at night at that time, but a murder offence is being vigorously investigated” Onyango told the press on Saturday.
The KMP spokesperson denied knowledge of the LDU’s in relation to the mob adding that no single LDU personnel is deployted at Makerere.
“There is also fake news milling around that he was beaten by LDUs.
No single LDU personnel is deployed at Makerere University” Onyango added
“We condemn mob action and any person found to have participated in the crime will be arrested and prosecuted for taking the law in their own hands” he said.
Now Police calls upon members of the community to always report all criminal cases to Uganda Police Force for active investigation and prosecution other than taking the law in their hands.