The controversy around the brutal murder of the Makerere University student has taken a twist after a whistleblower privy to the events shockingly reveals the untold mystery being concealed by the police.
Our reporter spent the entire Thursday evening visiting the crime scene at Centenary bank inside Makerere University. At the scene, remains of the seat which was allegedly used as a murder weapon are still visible. Our reporter managed to trace down a resident in Lumumba village who exclusively talked to this site on condition of anonymity. The whistleblower preferred to be named Malcom X and that’s what we are to identify him as, throughout this dialogue.
In the midweek as the investigations into the murder of Tegu intensified with arrests targeting the youths aged between 18-35, the police bosses led by Grace Akullo of the Criminal Investigations Unit camped at the university on Wednesday July, 8.
About 12 arrests were made that very day but as of today, the toll has fallen down to 3 suspects who are Centenary Bank guards. The charges as of now have officially been clamped on the trio. Whereas a source which was party to the retrieve of the CCTV footage says the 3 guards were part of the mob, we are reliably informed that the story starts with a police officer identified as PC Mukose Farouk. Malcom X says the deceased was on that fateful night disturbed by that PC Mukose who was on duty at the time he found him near the university main building where he was having his routine night prayers. It is then that the PC Mukose, guarding the main building approached him and started interrogating him bitterly. “He found him praying alone. He asked him harsh questions and ended up confiscating his mobile phone,” Malcom says. “After taking his phone, he asked him to vacate the place and even fired 3 shots in the air to scare him away,” Malcom adds.
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Frightened by the loud gun shots, Tegu retreated towards Centenary Bank and again returned to reclaim his phone which was in possession of the police officer. He reportedly pelted stones at him out of frustration and that is when the guards were involved in the scuffle. They encircled Tegu and began thumping him till the neighbourhood too heard and joined the mob. Malcom says that implicating scene is what the police is striving to edit out of the footage. Even the ordering of the church not to release the footage to the media is because police does not want the public to know that the trouble began with their officer who had confiscated the deceased Tegu’s phone.