Yesterday, Fr Ddungu informed journalists that the CCTV clips were to be officially released to police and journalists on Wednesday at around 11 am. However, upon accessing the chapel's CCTV control room, the police detectives and police ICT team blocked access to journalists and Makerere guild members.
“I am being called every day and by many people wanting to see this footage. It must be given to the media. I am tired of being called and I want this to be concluded. The journalists are here, allow them to see,” Fr Ddungu told police.
But the Makerere University officer in charge of criminal investigations, Priscilla Amuko said the footage could not be accessed by journalists because investigations are still ongoing.
The police team was reinforced by Wandegeya Division police commander Samuel Odongo the officer in charge of operations Mubarak Ssemakula and the Makerere University OC alongside other policemen who surrounded St Augustine chapel until the CCTV footage was extracted.
Church and Makerere University members who had earlier on accessed the footage but preferred anonymity, said Tegu is seen being chased by police at around 9 pm.
"The footage we saw is the footage at the church not at the Students Centre…it shows when policemen charged towards him first. Then when he comes back and he disperses them, then he runs after one. We don’t know what happened and they tried to chase him away, he does not fight them but he charges towards them and then he ran. That is the second time. The first time, they shoot and run after him and he runs away. Then the security personnel gather and they start briefing themselves. Then he comes back, he comes back the second time and disperses them and he runs after one and they run in different directions and then we don’t know what happened after there. He was half-naked," said Kateregga.
Tegu was beaten near the Students’ Centre that also houses Centenary bank in Makerere Zone V near Lumumba hall of residence. Police have so far arrested 13 people including three security guards and 10 youths who are children to Makerere University administrative and support staff.
Sabiiti reportedly stormed out of the meeting after the commanders said there were no arrests and yet there was reportedly a dying declaration of the deceased on his alleged attackers. It is alleged that the suspects have counter accused each other of beating the deceased student.