Francis Onebe remanded to Kitalya over murder of wife
The Makindye Chief Magistrate, Sarah Ann Basemera who remanded Onebe adjourned his case to September 30 for another hearing.

Businessman Francis Onebe has been remanded to Kitalya government prison in connection with the murder of his wife, according to the Makindye Chief Magistrates’ Court.

According to a ruling by the Chief Magistrates Court in Makindye, wealthy businessman Francis Onebe has been remanded to the Kitalya government prison over the murder of his wife.

For months, Onebe has been reporting that his wife Immaculate Mary Blessing Asio was abducted as she had gone to the market to buy some food items.

Last week following months of suspected abduction of one Immaculate Mary Blessing Asio, the wife to Francis Onebe, the police revealed that her body was found stuffed in a septic tank in his husband’s marital home in Munyonyo.

Twine Charles Mansion the public relations officer of the CID said upon investigations, remains of a body were found in Onebe’s toilet.

He said results from the medics and a team of pathologists confirmed that the bones recovered from the Septic tank were belonging to Immaculate.

He said the bones were submitted for further forensic examination and scientifically identified as that of an adult female. The DNA from the skeletons samples and that of the family members also clearly matched. 

“In furtherance to the ongoing investigations surrounding the alleged disappearance and subsequent murder of Mrs Immaculate Onebbe, we wish to confirm that, we have received the Postmortem report concerning the remains that were found in the home of Mr and Mrs Francis Onebbe. As a result, the remains of late Mrs Immaculate Onebe were handed over to her immediate family members for decent burial,” Twine said.

The report saw Onebe together with his private security guard Bonny Oriekot arrested on suspicion that they had a hand in the murder of the deceased.

On Tuesday 21, the two were arraigned before court together with his private security guard and charges related to the murder of Asio were read before them.

The Makindye Chief Magistrate, Sarah Ann Basemera who remanded Onebe adjourned his case to September 30 for another hearing.

“Francis Onebe, 63 an accountant , Bonny Oriekot, 26, a security guard attached to Pentagon Security Limited and others still at large during the month of January, 2021 at Mawanga zone LC1 in Munyonyo , Makindye division in Kampala district murdered Asio Immaculate Mary Blessing Onebe,” a court statement read. 

Immaculate Onebe, wife of Francis Onebe (1)
The Onebe’s on their wedding day. FILE PHOTO

Observations

For now, nine months, Mr Francis Onebe the husband of Immaculate has been alleging that his wife was abducted as she had gone out to the shop to purchase some food items.

“She had gone outside to the main road to buy Irish potatoes but surprisingly she took long minus returning so I told my gate man to go to the market where she normally buys items from and within three to four minutes he only returned with items she had bought,” Onebe said in an interview with NTV recently.

According to one vendor who appeared in the same video, Immaculate left the items behind and told them that someone will come and pick them from there. 

However, CCTV footage of the area shows Immaculate travelling back home with polythene after buying some foodstuffs advancing near a fuel station.

More footage from the Church ministries which is near the reported Gaz fuel station also shows immaculate walking home. 

Another source explaining the camera footage indicates that they saw Immaculate moving across the road and after some distance, she crossed to the other side of the road and that is when she was abducted.

“A drone was seen passing by with a lady in black also trailing her from behind, this drone really had very bright lights and when it by passed her, that was the last time we saw any movements I think that Drone might have parked and then this lady maybe pushed her in because that was the last we saw these people on the road,” the source said.

Mr Onebe in his explanation says the security personnel who he first contacted immediately after the abduction of his wife told him not to lose hope saying that his wife was with those in security. 

While responding to Mr Onebe’s claim recently, Fred Enanga the police spokesperson said Onebe called them requesting them to halt the search of his wife on account that he knew where she was.

“I think he suspected that security agencies but he did not give details on which agencies he was talking about,” Enanga said recently.