Police have arrested a man suspected to have beaten Uganda singer Moses Ssekibogo alias Mowzey Radio causing his head injuries that later led him to his death at Case Hospital where he had been admitted for about a week.
Radio was beaten into coma at De Bar, a popular hangout in Entebbe town on the night of January 22.
Godfrey Wamala alias Troy was arrested at Kyengera in Wakiso District on Sunday night after a tip off by a team led by Katwe Division Police commander Frantile Lwamusaayi.
Upon arrest, Wamala was taken to Katwe Police Station where he recorded a statement before he was transferred to Entebbe Police Station where the offence was committed.
Mr Lwamusaayi confirmed the arrest but said the details can be got from the Commander Kampala Metropolitan Police, Mr Frank Mwesigwa, whom he said supervised the tracking of the suspect and his operation.
“We have handed him over to Entebbe Police Station where he is facing a charge of murder. Details of what he told police should be got from the police spokesmen or Kampala Metropolitan Police commander,” Mr Lwamusaayi said.
At the time of his arrest, Wamala was staying with a friend.
Deceased: Singer Mowzey Radio. COURTESY PHOTO
According to officers, who participated in his arrest, said he confirmed to them that he was with Mowzey, David Washington Ebangit, Pamela Musiimire, one Hassan and others on the fateful day.
He said when the fracas started they were seated on the same table.
He said the fracas was sparked off when Mowzey poured alcohol on Hassan, who got angry and attempted to fight but two were separated before they could even exchange fists.
He said the bar personnel intervened.
He reportedly told investigators that during the scuffle, men whom he didn’t know came and grabbed Mowzey near the table and dragged him outside of the bar.
He said Mowzey’s colleagues, including Washington, remained seated, but he moved out of the bar only to find Mowzey lying down motionless near the entrance.
Although he denied beating Mowzey, De Bar managers, who are currently detained by the police accuse him of have assaulted the deceased.
He said it was then that all the people came to his aid and Pamela, Washington and others took the motionless Mowzey to the medical centre.
He said thereafter, he went back to home but learnt two days after the incident that the police was hunting for him, which triggered him to go into hiding.
Mowzey died at Case Hospital on February 1 and he was buried on Saturday at Nakawuku in Wakiso District.