Although Francis Onebe denied ever employing a permanent maid, Godfrey Akena, the defence secretary of Lower Mawanga village, said the couple had a maid who they often sent to buy foodstuffs from his shop.
proprietor of Price and King auditing firm, Francis Onebe, has denied ever
employing a maid as police grills him over the remains of a second person found
inside a bag which was retrieved from a septic tank last week.
home is on Kaggwa Rise which falls under Munyonyo parish, not in
Muyenga as earlier reported. The 72-year-old has been in the news for the last
nine months claiming his wife, Immaculate Mary Blessing Onebe, was kidnapped by
unknown people moving in a Toyota Hiace commonly known as Drone.
events turned around last week when a security guard, Bonny Oriokot, from
Pentagon Security Limited resurfaced at the home he was guarding before Immaculate
went missing on January 6. Immaculate was the executive director of Pentagon
after Immaculate went missing, Oriokot also disappeared. But he was arrested by
the new guard from the same company. Detectives interrogated Oriokot with the
view of knowing whether he knew where Francis Onebe’s wife was and why he too
varnished as soon the woman went missing.
Oriokot shocked investigators when he insisted that Francis knew whatever
happened to his wife. Detectives summoned Francis to CID headquarters at Kibuli
but quickly noticed inconsistencies in his statement.
decision was made to visit his home, open the pit latrine and septic tank. Indeed,
their suspicion became a reality as a body of a woman was sighted in the septic
tank. The corpse was retrieved alongside a heavy bag which had been place on
yesterday decided to open the heavy bag but their eyes landed on a human skull
and other body parts such as libs, arms and legs. Francis Onebe who has been kept at
Special Investigations Unit –SIU in Kireka and sometimes Jinja Road Police
Station was tasked to explain who could be the possible second victim.
asked him to explain whether he had a maid and he said no," a detective said. "He denies ever
employing a maid. He does not believe that the woman we retrieved from a septic
tank is his wife. But our suspicion is that the maid could have been killed
after she witnessed the killing of her boss Immaculate.”
Spokesperson, Charles Twine, told Uganda Radio Network- URN, that they now have
a task to establish which of the two bodies was Immaculate. He adds that
their hope is in the DNA samples drawn from a daughter to Immaculate.
have a big task to identify who of these victims was Immaculate. But if the DNA
results show none of these bodies is of Immaculate, we shall have to trace for
people who could have lost their relatives to help us identify these bodies,”
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Francis Onebe denied ever employing a permanent maid, Godfrey Akena, the
defence secretary of Lower Mawanga village, said the couple had a maid who they
often sent to buy foodstuffs from his shop.
in “there was a maid…
explains that the maid was last seen a few weeks before Immaculate was declared
missing. At the time, Oriokot was the one buying foodstuff from Akena’s shop.
Akena says he never received any report whether their maid was dismissed or
January 6 up to last week, Francis Onebe has visited several security detention
facilities among others Kabalagala, CMI and SIU. He insisted that his wife she was
kidnapped by a maid adjacent their home.
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.