CONVICTED FOR MANSLAUGHTER NOT MURDER, MOWZEY RADIO’S ALLEGED KILLER
Godfrey Wamala, aka Troy will be sentenced on 31st/October/2019 for manslaughter after he was suspected for killing singer Moses Sekibogo(Mowzey Radio). The High court sitting in Entebbe confirmed today morning.
On 22nd January 2018, the country was shocked to hear news that Singer Radio had been injured badly at De Bar where he was accused of pouring whisky on the table where owner of De Bar George Egesa was.
“Prosecution alleges that on January 22, 2018, Wamala was seen with Radio at De bar drinking, before a scuffle between the singer and other people ensued. Radio allegedly poured booze on some people before a one Pamela Musimire and another person only identified as Ategeka, intervened by taking Radio out of the bar. Outside the bar, Wamala allegedly grabbed the singer and beat him up. After the beating, Wamala allegedly took off and hid in Kyengera until February 4, 2018, when he was arrested following Mowzey Radio’s death”.
Mr Joseph Kyomuhendo presented its last witness, SP Frantile Rwamusayi, the officer who arrested Troy in February 2018.
Mr Rwamusayi told court that in February 2018, a certain woman, whose face
or name he does not recall went to his office and gave him information about
the suspect who was on their wanted list.
He added that upon receiving this information, he picked two patrol vehicles and with the help of the anonymous woman, headed to a place called Kyengera, where the suspect was reportedly hiding.
“When we stopped, she pointed at the suspect who was standing beside a shop at around midnight, we moved closer and arrested him (Troy),” he said.
Troy was reportedly later handed over to Entebbe police, which was investigating the case. It is against this background that Justice Abodo said the accused needs to defend himself.
“George pushed the table which had drinks and tried to attack Radio but was
restrained by myself and Hassan. We told him it was not worth it to fight
Radio,” Wamala told court presided over by Justice Jane Abodo before adding
that at that moment, other people joined the table because of the ongoing commotion
while music producer David Ebanget alias Washington stood by the wall observing
what was happening.
“In the due process Mowzey Radio started fighting with everyone who came near him; maybe he thought they were all his enemies. He kept his guard up trying to fight,” he said.
According to Wamala, the singer and Goodlyfe Crew member was then held by “some gentlemen” around the table in attempt to restrain him before they started pushing him out of the bar.
Mowzey Radio died of head injuries at Case Hospital in Kampala on February 1, 2018, after a brawl at De Bar, a popular hangout in Entebbe Town, Wakiso District on January 22, 2018.
The Nation mourned the singer for days; the pain was too much among youth. His music played on radio and television. Tambula Nange or “Walk with Me” by Mowzey Radio is a song about searching for redemption. Fitting perhaps for a young man looking for solace in a tumultuous life.