Kampala High Court judge Jane Francis Abodo has dismissed the bail application filed by a one Godfrey Wamala alias Troy charged with the murder of incredibly talented singer Radio Mowzey real name Moses Sekibogo.
While denying him bail, judge Abodo ruled that Troy did not prove any exceptional circumstances including old age and poor health.
The judge has also noted that Troy is charged with a capital offense of murder and society needs to be protected from him although this does not take away his right to the presumption of innocence until proved guilty.
His sureties who are his relatives were also found to be not substantial and has further been remanded to Kigo Government prison until high court sets a date for hearing of his case.
Troy had applied for bail through his lawyer Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi on grounds that he will not skip bail, has no chance of interfering in investigations since they are already complete and has already been committed for trial in the High Court and the fact that his case hearing is likely to delay because of the busy schedule of the courts coupled with many cases before his.
On the 18th of June 2018, the Entebbe court chief magistrate Susan Okeni committed Troy for trial after prosecution led by Julius Muhirwa informed court that the DPP had directed him to have the murder suspect committed to the high court for trial upon completion of investigations into his case.
On 7th of February this year, Troy was remanded to Kigo government prison after being charged with murder.
Days after Radio’s death, Troy was arrested having been picked up from his hideout in Kyengera, Wakiso District.
Troy is alleged to have assaulted and pushed Radio to the ground while at Entebbe based hangout De Bar. The singer became unconscious and was rushed to Nsambya hospital before he was moved to Case Clinic, where he died from later.