David Ebangit, also known as producer Washington has pinned Godfrey Wamala, also known as Troy for killing singer Moses Ssekibogo also known as Mowzey Radio.
On Thursday, the trial of the singer kicked off with five prosecution witnesses testifying against the Troy in a High Court session presided over by Justice Jane Francis Abodo sitting at the Entebbe Magistrates court.
Testifying as the first prosecution witness, producer Washington who was in the company of the singer at the time of the incident said on the fateful day they were received by one Pamela Musiimire together with a few friends at about 7pm.
The witness told court that the group started out at the counter where they took a few drinks before moving outside but sat near a tv screen where Good Life music was being played.
“After like 30 minutes their voices got higher. As time went by, I saw my brother(Radio) pick up a whisky bottle after it was delivered on the table and started serving in the glasses that were on the table but in the process he poured alcohol on George Egesa( the owner of the bar) on the head and shirt,” Washington told court.
“There was a bit of calm and laughing but then he (Egesa) got angry and lifted the table pouring alcohol that was on the table.”
Hell breaks loose
Producer Washington narrated that Egesa tried to confront Radio but they were separated and he (Egesa) was taken inside the bar whereas the departed singer was taken out by Pamela.
He told court they were followed by Troy who was angry at what had happened to the bar manager.
“He came shouting as we were heading out of the bar. As Pamela was trying to calm down Radio, Troy came, lifted him up and threw him down prompting people to start screaming.”
According to the music producer, Troy took off after realizing things were not good.
“I saw him do it and I told one of our friends known as Shine who was in the car and told him that is the guy who has beaten Radio. He is running away. By that, time Radio had blacked out.”
He said together with Musiimire, they put the singer in the car and rushed him to a nearby health facility.
Pamela Musiimire, the second prosecution witness said she knew Troy because he too had been at the bar prior to the unfortunate incident.
The deceased singer, Jane Kasubo broke down as she took to the witness stand as the third prosecution witness.
The emotional Kasubo later told court she has never got over the death of her son whom she identified as the family breadwinner.
“Up to now I still have that fear that my life has never been the same. Moses was taking care of me,”Kasubo told court.
Hassan Muwonge, a supervisor at the bar testified as the fourth prosecution witness and told court that Mowzey Radio went to the bar as a visitor on Musimiire’s invitation.
He said after Mowzey Radio’s arrival, the group started a drinking spree together with Troy who had joined them later.
According to Muwonge, the singer asked Egesa who he referred to as an in-law to sell him the bar but the latter refused and the drinking spree went on.
“When a bottle of whiskey was brought, he (Radio) poured in one glass and the rest of the alcohol on people around the table. Egesa got pissed and pushed the table telling Pamela to take her friend out,” Muwonge told court.
“I held George (Egesa) because he looked like he wanted to fight.”
The supervisor at the bar said he later went to the washrooms but as he was coming out, he was told by one of the waitresses that the singer had been beaten badly.
“I ran towards him and found him down. I helped carry him to the vehicle but in the process, Washington returned and told me they had been chasing the person who had beaten Mowzey.”
The case was adjourned to today, Friday for further hearing.
Mowzey Radio died of injuries on his injuries at Case Hospital in Kampala on February 1, 2018, after a brawl at De Bar, a popular hangout in Entebbe Town, on January 22, 2018.
Godfrey Wamala, also known as Troy was arrested a few days after the incident in Kyengera, along the Kampala- Masaka road where he was hiding for over two weeks after the unfortunate incident in Entebbe.