Police have preferred the charge of incitement to violence against three suspects arrested in the murder of Uganda Christian University student, Betungura Bewotti, at Makerere University.
The three suspects include; Kassanda South legislator, Frank Kabuye, Allan Ssekidde, and Muzafaru Kabuurwa.
Bewotti, a 27-year-old law student of UCU, was murdered on July 14, 2022, during the final round of the Guild Presidential Campaigns.
Police Spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga, says the facts gathered indicate that the victim was fatally wounded by a blow from a broken glass bottle which caused the sharp force injury on the right side of the neck.
He was attacked near Nsibirwa Hall junction.
Enanga says the victim rushed to the washrooms at Nsibirwa Hall where his colleagues picked and transported him to the University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
He revealed that the cause of death was hemorrhagic shock following sharp force trauma.
Enanga noted that the incident remains under investigation by Joint Specialist teams, part of which is to examine the possible linkages to aggressive behavior of both external groups ferried into the campaigns and the student brigades created from within the University.
“Further efforts are in place to trace for all the other external perpetrators of violence who are still at large,” he said.
Enanga revealed that security forces have picked interesting in the student brigades; North Coat Revolutionary Army (NRA), RAT Guard Brigade (RGB) and Oxegeble Guard Brigade (OGB) who are hired during political and social activities at the University.
He said the victim who had come to rally support for his former high school friend, Tukamushaba Justus, the Guild Presidential Candidate on FDC ticket, was part of the North Coat Revolutionary Army that was guarding the FDC candidate.
The NUP candidate was being guarded by the RAT Guard Brigade that allegedly sparked violence as they were leaving the venue for the incoming FDC group.
The NRM candidate was being guarded by the Oxegeble Guard Brigade.
He says the CCTV footages, other video footages and accounts from witnesses have enabled police to generate lists of perpetrators to the violence.