Vocal government critic Dr Stella Nyanzi has been arrested as she made her way to petition the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga over the death of Makerere University third year student Emmanuel Tegu.
Tegu was severely beaten by a mob on 28th June at 11:00 PM near Lumumba hall. He later passed on a week later at Mulago hospital on Saturday 4th July.
Dr. Nyanzi, who was carrying placards, was arrested along with two other Makerere university students.
He is averred to have been battered byaggressive Local defence unity (LDU) officers for allegedly flouting curfew guidelines. However police spokesperson Fred Enanga in a stalemate said Tegu had Bipolar, a mental illness and was found half-naked in Makerere University by patrol teams.
“Tegu became more aggressive as they (patrol teams) tried to pursue him and started pelting them with stones.” Enanga said, adding that CCTV footage shows him pelting officers with stones.” Enanga said last week.
CCTV footage which was captured at St Augustine Chapel contradicts Enanga’s statements. The deceased was fully dressed and he did not pelt stones to any of the police officers.
Last week LDC court charged four suspects for reportedly beating Tegu to death.