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Francis Onebe remanded in Kitalya over wife’s murder

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Francis Onebe has been charged for the alleged murder of his wife Immaculate Asio Mary Blessing Onebe.

On Tuesday, Onebe and Bonny Oriekot, a private security guard attached to Pentagon Security Company appeared before Chief Magistrate Makindye Sarah Ann Basemera and were remanded to Kitalya government prison.

State prosecutor Lydia Nakato told the court that Onebe, 63 an accountant and Oriekot, 26, and others still at large on January 2021 at Mawanga zone LCI in Munyonyo, Makindye Division in Kampala district murdered Asio.

Nakato told the court that investigations into the case are still ongoing and asked for more time.

Basemera adjourned the case to September 30 for mention.

Earlier on, Moses Ingura the lawyer of Onebe told the court that his client is sick and would require special medical attention. He asked the court to allow him access treatment while in prison.

Asio went missing in January after it was alleged that she was kidnapped by security operatives.

Onebe rushed to file a case of a missing person at Kabalagala police and later visited CMI, SIU and CID claiming that his wife had been kidnapped by unknown people moving in a Toyota Hiace commonly known as a drone.

After close to nine months of searching for Asio, the homicide team from Criminal Investigations Directorate at Kibuli retrieved a body believed to be that of Asio.

Detectives decided to conduct DNA tests after Onebe, insisted that the body picked from the septic tank at their matrimonial home is not for his wife.

Last week, DNA analysis confirmed that the body retrieved from the septic tank was hers.

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