Entebbe High court has convicted Godfrey ‘Troy’ Wamala of manslaughter for his role in the death of music artist Moses Ssekibogo alias Mowzey Radio.
In her judgment today afternoon, Justice Jane Francis Abodo noted that prosecution failed to prove to court beyond reasonable doubt that Wamala killed Mowzey. She, however, said that court conquers with the prosecution that the accused person participated in the brawl that ended the artist’s life.
Justice Abodo noted that prosecution didn’t at any moment in its submission connect Wamala to the killing despite being part of the bar brawl. Abodo also wondered why police failed to handle the investigations into the murder case properly.
Earlier on prosecution told court that on the evening of January 22, 2018, Troy while at De Bar, a popular hangout in Entebbe town engaged in a brawl with Mowzey. He reportedly grabbed him and threw him onto the floor, fracturing his skull in the process, which led to his death later on.
Prosecution led by Entebbe resident state attorney, Joan Keko presented 11 witnesses. They included Pamela Musimire, a crime preventer who was with Mowzey on the fateful night, David Ebanget alias Producer Washington, a sound engineer, Mowzey’s mother Jane Kasubo, De Bar proprietor, George Egesa and Katwe division police commander, Frantile Rwamusaayi.
Justice Abodo set October 31 as the date for sentencing the convict. Wamala’s lawyer told URN that they are considering appealing the judgment. Some of the grounds Leonard Kasibante raises for the appeal include poor investigations skills police used to prosecute his client.
Mowzey’s mother welcomed the judgment but hastened to add that “We, however, need to know who clearly took away my son’s life.”
The offense of manslaughter according to the Penal Code Act is punishable by life imprisonment.