Police in Uganda have arrested a suspect in connection with the killing of popular musician Mowzey Radio,who died last week of head injuries sustained during an alleged brawl in a bar.
At the funeral of the 33-year-old Afrobeats star on Saturday, his mother, Jane Kasumba, cursed his killers, Uganda’s privately owned Daily Monitor newspaper reports.
It quoted her as saying:
“I feel pained, totally pained. However, what hurts me is that I did not see my son’s killers. I curse those who killed my son. I curse you. I curse you.”
Unnamed police officers are quoted by the newspaper as saying that the suspect denied assaulting Radio at the bar in Entebbe town, near the capital Kampala on 22 January, saying he found him lying motionless at its entrance.
Radio, real name Moses Ssekibogo, succumbed to his injuries in hospital last week.
Police have also detained the bar managers for questioning, the Daily Monitor reports.
The authorities have shut the bar while investigations continue, the state-linked New Vision reports.
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