Radio's alleged killer ordered to defend himself

By Sania Babirye

The Entebbe high court has ordered Godfrey Wamala aka Troy to defend himself on charges of murdering local musician Moses Sekibogo alias Mozey Radio.

Today, high court judge Jane Francis Abodo has ruled that prosecution had adduced sufficient evidence to sustain the murder charge and has a case to answer.

This is after state led by Joseph Kyomuhendo conclude his final submissions asking court to find Troy with a case to answer following the evidence of 9 prosecution witnesses that they adduced against him including that of the last prosecution witness also DPC Katwe police station and SP Fruntile Rwamusayi who arrested Troy for the murder of Mozey Radio.

Kyomuhendo stated that the said DPC is the one who arrested Troy after Mosey Radio died at case clinic on the 1st of February 2018.

On the 10th of this month, the owner of the Debar, a hangout place in Entebbe were Mozey Radio met his death testified in court denying ever seeing Troy lift Radio and bang him down to the ground causing his death .

George Egesa a resident of Kawuku who is the 9th state witness informed High court Judge Jane Francis Abodo that on the 22nd of January 2018 a one Pamela Musimire came to his bar and informed him of a 'Celebu' by names mozey Radio, who was coming to his bar.

Egesa further testified that indeed, Radio and a one Washington(David Ebanget Etoru) and some other friends came to his bar.

And that while in the bar, Radio got 100, 000 Ugandan shillings and placed it on the table before asking the bar owner to buy him booze.

Egesa added that he informed Radio that he didn't have money although he ordered ordered for him whisky.

And that when the whisky came, the deceased poured some in the glass before pouring the remaining whisky on him and other people including the key suspect Troy real names Godfrey Wamala who was a bouncer at the said bar .

The witness said that he asked Pamela to take Radio out of his bar and went to clean the whisky that Radio had Radio had poured on him off.

And that when he returned, he was informed by one of the waitress about the chaos that had taken place while he was away in the washrooms .

On the 5th of this month, David Ebengati commonly known as Producer Washington pinned Troy of murdering Mosey Radio.

He informed court that on that fateful day, him and the deceased with another lady Pamela Musimire went to De bar to hang out and that while drinking, the deceased got one bottle of wine and poured it on one of the owners of the bar.

The witness further stated that during the scuffle of Radio pouring the alcohol on one of the owner, he saw the suspect(Troy)who is believed to be a bouncer at the said bar grab the victim from Pamela and lifts him in the air before pouncing him on the ground which led to his death.

Washington further stated that there was so much commotion and people started shouting but they managed to get the victim and rush him to a nearby clinic in Entebbe called Emmanuel, however, the healthy officials informed them that they could not manage Radio's condition and refereed them to Nsambya hospital.

He also told court that they rushed the deceased to Nsambya hospital and only made a police statement the next day.

He also revealed to court that he had known and worked with Radio for close to 10 years and were close friends.

The case is one of the capital offense cases that justice Abodo is presiding over during a criminal session that will take 40 days.

Troy was on the 2nd of September officially charged with murder and he pleaded not guilty to the offense.

He is currently detained at Kigo government prison after court denying him bail on two separate occasions .

On the 6th of June 2018, the Entebbe chief magistrate Susan Okeni committed Troy for trial after prosecution led by Julius Muhirwa informed court that the Director of Public Prosecutions had directed him to have the murder suspect committed to the high court for trial upon completion of investigations into his case.

According to the DPP, he intends to adduce evidence to prove that Troy was indeed at the scene of the crime including witnesses that saw the late Mosey at De bar with the suspect drinking before a fight broke out between the two on the 22nd of January 2018 among other evidence.

On the 7th of February 2018, Troy was remanded to Kigo government prison after being charged with murder

Troy is a businessman and a resident of Kyengera LC1, Nsangi Town council in Wakiso district, the same place where security operatives from Katwe police station caught him while hiding after he allegedly beat Mosey Radio on the 22nd of January 2018, by allegedly hitting the late on the head during a brawl at "De bar " in Entebbe.

Mosey Radio is said to have then sustained head injuries and died a week later at Case Clinic in Kampala after going into a coma.