Godfrey “Troy” Wamala who is accused of murdering musician Mowzey Radio has applied for bail for the second time before High Court, seeking to be released pending his trial.
Wamala through his lawyer Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi informed Justice Nyanzi that although his file was committed to High Court, for trial, they cross checked with the Registry and found that it was not among those pending to be fixed for trial.
Rwakafuuzi presented to court three sureties all of whom are Wamala’s relatives and asked court to consider them for the bail.
The sureties are Fred Wamala a brother, Rose Nalwadda, a sister and Jackie Muwanga,
He also presented an LC 1 recommendation letter from Najjanankumbi Masanyalaze zone where Wamala stays at his father’s home.
The Senior State Attorney Peter Mugisha however, objected to this application on grounds that Wamala is charged with a grave offense with a maximum sentence of death which may force him to abscond once released.
“He is accused of murdering a prominent musician with a large fan base, therefore once he is released his life may be in danger, ” he added.
Mugisha also pointed out contradictions in Wamala’s affidavit when he claimed initially that he is a resident of Kyengera Wakiso district and later on that he stays in Najjanankumbi
The judge has fixed the 8th August 2019 to deliver the ruling on the bail.
Last year in August High court judge Jane Francis Abodo denied Wamala bail on grounds that he is charged with a grave offense and therefore releasing him to the public would be risky.