Godfrey Wamala, the key suspect in the murder of singer Moses Ssekibogo, also known as Mowzey Radio has denied any involvement in the crime.
Radio breathed his last on Thursday from Case hospital where he had been admitted on January 23 after being involved in a fight at De Bar, a hangout in Entebbe.
Wamala,28 was arrested on Sunday night in Kyengera where he has been hiding following the incident last month.
Following his arrest, the suspect told detectives at Katwe police station that on the fateful day, he shared a table with four other people including Mowzey Radio.
“The table had Hassan Lukwago, George Egesa, Mowzey Radio, Washington and myself,”Wamala said during interrogation on Sunday.
“An argument started as he (Radio) asked anyone without money for buying booze to get off the table.”
Egesa is one of the three suspects in police custody over the alleged murder of the Neera singer whereas a police source has separately told the Nile Post that Lukwago was arrested briefly by police, interrogated and later released by detectives.
Wamala narrated to the interrogators that the fallen singer later got out Shs 100,000 and placed it on the table asking his colleagues to also do the same to prove they had enough money to buy drinks.
It is said that at this time, Radio picked an argument with Egesa whom he said could not even afford buying for them Black Label before picking one of the already existing bottles and poured its contents onto Egesa.
“Bouncers were later asked to take Mowzey out. I followed later and found him down with people gathered around him.”
He added, “I never touched him and later I went to play video games.”
The 28 year old whom police say is the key suspect told detectives that two days after the incident, he ran into hiding after hearing his name being mentioned as having participated in the beating of Mowzey Radio.
Wamala was arrested on Sunday night from Kyengera by police after a tip off and has since been transferred to Entebbe from whose jurisdiction the crime was committed.
Slightly different version
The suspect’s account however could partly match with the one given by music producer David Ebangit also known Washington while speaking to NBS TV on Monday morning.
In his interview, Washington said that his colleagues sat in a group but he took the other side.
“I started getting a bad feeling about what was happening. I asked Radio that we go but he insisted and we stayed. I walked out and then went to the car and rested for 10 minutes,” Washington said.
He added that on return, he found that the group had shifted to another side and that the tone of their voices was on another other level.
“They were over laughing and Radio was not happy about that. I sat with him for about 5 minutes. They brought a bottle of whisky and I saw him paying the money. He got the whisky and started pouring in different glasses. He then got agitated and poured whisky on the manager, the one who was talking ill about him.”
The producer told NBS TV that the bar manager(Egesa) came for the singer and that they were separated by Wamala whom he referred to as Troy and Lukwago adding that he asked Pamela to pick Radio because they were together.
“On the way out, towards the door of the club, this tall guy, Troy, came shouting ‘you have disrespected the owner of the bar’. He lifted Radio up and threw him down. I heard his head crack,” the music producer narrated on Monday morning.
The statements by the two people that seem to be on the same page with the events on the fateful day however differ on who and how Mowzey Radio was beaten leading to his eventual death, a few weeks later.