As investigations and public outcry continue to dominate social media over alleged murder of Emmanue Tegu a third year veterinary student at Makerere University, Makerere Law Society has joined the Makerere University fraternity, and the country at large to condemn the brutal action and demands justice over the matter.
In a statement issued by the law society on Monday July 6, 2020, Students say the acts of brutality leading to his death were not only criminal but also executed with grave disregard for humanity and the rule of law.
“The violence and impunity with which these were executed shows the extent to which the respect for the rule of law and confidence in state action has greatly declined” statement read.
The society of lawyers have also vowed to take this issue to courts of law since such behavior goes against the dictates of the Constitution of the Republic Uganda, particularly Article 24 which guarantees the freedom of every Ugandan citizen from cruel and inhumane or degrading treatment.
“We shall therefore not hesitate to seek redress from the ts of law to defend the rights and freedoms of the students of Makerere University, and the country as a whole” Statement read.
The Society added that it intends on respect for human dignity, equality of all persons before the law and accountability, demanding
The Society further asked Police to conduct immediate investigations in the incident and issue a report in this respect such that perpetrators are held fully accountable and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.