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Three arrested for the murder of UCU student at Makerere

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Three arrested for the murder of UCU student at Makerere

The Police at Makerere have arrested three suspects following the murder of Batungura Beewotti 27, a student of law at Uganda Christian University Kampala Campus and resident of Kikoni Zone B, Makerere 3 Parish Kawempe Division.

The incident took place yesterday 14th/7/22 at around 7:00 pm during the last guild Presidential open campaigns at rugby grounds Makerere University.

It is alleged that during the campaigns a scuffle ensued between FDC and NUP supporters that resulted in the stabbing of the deceased by students who were allegedly led by Hon. Kabuye Frank among others.

According to Luke Owoyesigyire the Deputy PRO KMP, they have arrested three suspects who are believed to have taken part in the crime. These are; Hon. Kabuye Frank who is detained at CPS Kampala, Ssekidde Allan is currently detained at Wandegeya police station and Kabuurwa Muzafaru is detained at old Kampala police station.

He adds that after the incident, Police were informed and upon reaching the scene they found blood stains believed to be for the deceased inside Nsibirwa Hall since he hid there after the scuffle that led to his stabbing.

He adds that efforts are underway to have other suspects traced.

The deceased’s body was conveyed to city mortuary Mulago for Postmortem from Makerere hospital where he succumbed to the wound.
“We have cordoned off the area, statements are still being recorded and CCTV footage will be retrieved to aid in the ongoing investigations. More details will be availed as soon as they are available,” says Owoyesigyire.

Betungura had gone to Makerere to show support for his OB, also FDC guild candidate Justus Tukamushaba. He had been soliciting support for his friend on WhatsApp and had earlier in the day, called upon all his friends and Makerere University students to do the same.

Betungura’s last WhatsApp status.

May his soul rest in peace.

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