KAMPALA – A private security guard Ronald Obangakene who confessed to murdering an IHK doctor Catherine Agaba has been charged with two charges of murder and aggravated robbery.
Obangakene, 24, Langi by tribe appeared before the Makindye chief magistrate’s court to have his charges officially read to him, however, Grade two magistrate John Okipi did not allow him to so a word because he is facing charges of grave nature that can only be heard in the High Court.
Dr Agaba, who worked at International Hospital Kampala (IHK), was killed on April 12 and her body found in a septic tank on Monday in Muyenga B Zone, Makindye Division, in Kampala.
The police noted that Obangakene the former watchman at the premises confessed to killing Dr Agaba for reporting him to his employer for habitual absenteeism from duty.
Prosecution led by the State Attorney Batson Baguma states that on April 12, 2019, at GPS Apartments Muyenga Bukasa Parish Makindye division in Kampala district with malice aforethought strangled Dr Agaba thereby killing her instantly.
It is further stated that on the same day Obangakene robbed Dr Agaba of a home theatre, gas cooker, mobile phone, flat screen television, utensils and at or immediately before or after the said robbery killed her.
Obangakene has been remanded at Luzira prison until May 13, 2019, for the mention of his case.
Dr Agaba has been a medical officer at the International Hospital of Kampala for the last 15 months, working at the Emergency Unit. It was stated that on April 9, she applied for leave and had promised to spend the Easter holiday with her family members.
Dr Agaba’s remains have been laid to rest at her parents’ home in Kagongi Village, Kashari in Mbarara.