Police have arrested Godfrey Wamala, 28, the key suspect in the murder of singer Moses Ssekibogo also known as Mowzey Radio.
Radio breathed his last on Thursday at Case hospital where he had been admitted following a bar fight at De Bar, a popular hangout in Entebbe on January 22.
Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the arrest of Wamala on Sunday night.
“Following a tip off to police, our operatives swung into action arresting Wamala from Kyengera, Wakiso district,” Owoyesigyire told this website.
“On interrogation, he confessed that two days after the incident, he sought refugee at a friends house in Kyengera.”
Speaking to mourners on Saturday, Mowzey Radio’s mother asked police and other authorities to ensure the killers of her son are arrested and face the wrath of the law.
In his message read by the state minister for tourism, president Yoweri Museveni assured mourners that no stone would be left unturned in government’s efforts to have the killers apprehended and brought to book.
The arrest of Wamala brings the total number of suspects in police custody over the murder of the Neera singer to three, following the earlier arrest of George Egesa and Xavier Lukere.
“The file had been sent to the Resident State Attorney for perusal and advice but we hope they will be arraigned before court this week after the arrest of the key suspect, “Owoyesigyire told Nile Post.
He noted that the suspect has been transferred to Entebbe from where the crime was committed.
Mowzey Radio was laid to rest on Saturday at Kaga, Nakawuka in Wakiso district.
Meanwhile, in a case of mistaken identity, a man suspected to have taken part in the death of musician Moses Sekibogo alias Mowzey Radio was prior arrested and later released in Fort Portal.
According to Musa Tibakirana, the Kabarole District Police Commander, the man was arrested at 6:30 am on Sunday at the popular Glue Pot bar in Fort Portal town. Tibakirana explains that they received information from revellers at the bar that there was a bearded man who resembles Godfrey Wamala, who is on police’s wanted list over the death of Mowzey Radio.
He says that police detectives were dispatched to the bar and arrested the man.
He was then taken to Fort Portal Police Station and upon interrogation, it was established that he is Ivan Muhihi, a resident of Kireka in Kampala and hailing from Rukingiri district.
Wamala, a bouncer at De Bar a popular hangout place in Entebbe, is variously mentioned as having been involved in brawl with Mowzey Radio on the night of January 22. The 35-year-old singer died on February 1 at Case Hospital where he had been hospitalised after reportedly sustaining head injuries during the fight.