10 Arrested over Makerere Vet student murder

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Deceased; Emmanuel Tegu; Police say 10 murder suspects have been arrested; File Photo

Police have arrested 10 suspects in connection with the death of Emmanuel Tegu, a third year Makerere veterinary student who was killed in mob action on Sunday.

The Kampala Police Metropolitan Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango has said all suspects are residents of Makerere University living in Kampala.

For now, Onyango says the identities of the suspects are are still confidential and they will be disclosed after interrogation.

According to police, Emmanuel Tegu, a third-year Veterinary student at Makerere University was on Sunday night attacked and badly beaten by a mob that allegedly mistook him for a thief at around 11:00 PM near Lumumba hall.

After a tip-off, the police came to his rescue only to find Tegu badly beaten and bruised by the mob which left him unconscious.

Onyango also dismissed the rumors circulating that the deceased could have been killed by the Local Defence Units (LDUs).

He told the press that on arrival, police picked the student and rushed him to Mulago hospital but he breathed his last due to severe injuries.

The suspects have been detained at Wandegeya police station and the others who took off are being pursued.

Onyango says there are other suspects who took off after receiving information of the death of the student, but security teams are pursuing them.

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