Police have threatened to release the video footage of Michael Alinda alias Ziggy Wine, when being dropped by ‘Good Samaritans ’ at Mulago Hospital before his demise, a fortnight ago.
Addressing a press conference yesterday at the Police forensic laboratory in Naguru, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said the investigating team from Kawempe was still working on restoring the CCTV footage which could have been damaged.
However, some people have shown concern and the fear that the video could be doctored as its taking long to be released.
Kampala North regional criminal investigations chief, Topher Gimeyi is leading the team. Enanga said they were given up to Saturday to have the footage retrieved from the server.
“ Once we have it, we shall share/release it, ” he said. “ Ziggy died of injuries sustained from an accident. There is nothing to hide. We shall release the footage, once it is retrieved, ” Enanga said.
Enanga said Ziggy ’ s family members face charges relating to concealing information, adding that the general inquiries file was still open. Enanga attacked Bobi wine for politizing the death of his friend in order to get public sympathy.
Earlier reports indicated that Ziggy had been kidnapped by unknown people and later dumped at the gate of Mulago Hospital after torturing him. However, Enanga on Tuesday gave a different version of what transpired and paraded eyewitnesses to defend his position.
“Ziggy was riding his sports bike: UDC 434W and he knocked a teacher, Loy Atworo, who teaches at Happy Army Academy Nursery School. Alinda fell off his bike and he landed in a trench, hitting his forehead on boulders, ” Enanga said.
He said Ziggy knocked Atworo at about 7:30 pm on July 21. More details about Ziggy’s death emerged last week when journalists visited the accident scene. According to an eyewitness, when Alinda knocked Atworo, he lost control and in the process, a speeding taxi knocked him before he plunged into a ditch.
After the accident, Good Samaritans took Ziggy to a nearby clinic, but he was later taken to Mulago Hospital, where he died some days later. H e was laid to rest at his ancestral home in Mitooma district.