Several people in the court room presided over by Justice Jane Francis Abodo burst in tears as Wamala narrated how Mowzey was battered at De Bar, a popular hangout in Entebbe on the evening of January 22nd, 2018 leading to his death.
There was a somber mood
in Entebbe High court on Saturday afternoon when Godfrey ‘Troy’ Wamala started
defending himself against accusations of killing former music celebrity, Moses Ssekibogo
alias Mowzey Radio.
In a rare occasion,
several artists and members of Mowzey’s family attended the court session. Several
people in the court room presided over by Justice Jane Francis Abodo burst in
tears as Wamala narrated how Mowzey was battered at De Bar, a popular hangout
in Entebbe on the evening of January 22nd, 2018 leading to his
Wamala told court that between 4.00 pm and 5.00pm on the fateful day, he and a
host of other people including the manager of De Bar, George Egesa were busy
conversing when Radio step in to have some fun. He said that he was later invited
together with Egesa by Pamela Musimire, a friend to Mowzey to join them.
Wamala told court that
he was initially hesitant to join the artist and other people who were drinking
on a table and opted to play pool with a bouncer at the hangout. He however,
said that he later joined the group.
“As we had fun, Radio started asking Egesa to offer him a drink. He called the
waiter who brought a bottle of whisky that was half full. At this time Mowzeywas drunk and he started pouring liquor on all of us who were on the table,” he said.
He says a fight ensued
between Mowzey and Egesa after he poured on him liquor
forcing him to intervene and restore sanity.
“Later a crowd converged in the bar to ascertain what was happening. Egesa started
calling for bouncers to take out radio. They managed to pull him out of the bar
but Radio continued fighting with two unidentified people,” he said.
Wamala told court that he doesn’t know the people who bartered Radio despite
the fact that he saw some of them. He explained that he later left the pub and
went to meet the then Officer in Charge of Katabi Police Station.
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Prosecution led by Joan Keko, the Entebbe Senior State Attorney questioned why Wamala
made statements at Katwe and Entebbe police stations. Keko also wondered why
Police failed to do a search parade to identify the other suspects in the case.
Prosecution alleges that on January 22nd, 2018 at De bar in Entebbe
town, Wamala bartered Mowzey to death. Prosecution presented 10 witnesses to pin Wamala to the murder.
However, none of the
witnesses could identify Wamala at the time of the incident that led to the artist’s
death. Justice Jane Francis Abodo has set October 23rd, 2019 as