The Chief Magistrate’s Court in Luweero has begun the hearing of a case in which a man is alleged to have conspired with his mistress to bribe a medical doctor to have the mother of his four children killed through a medical procedure.
Dr Onesmus Bainomugisha is a key prosecution witness in the case of conspiracy to murder.
He had allegedly been contacted by Friday Musoke and his mistress, Ms Enid Kanyonyozi, in Bombo Town, Luweero District, to execute the mission in exchange for Shs5m once his legal wife (name withheld) was killed by medical means.
Dr Bainomugisha narrated to court how he recorded the two suspects in their mischievous plot to slowly kill the legal wife through a medical procedure at his facility.
This was intended to rule out any possible suspicion by the relatives since the alternative means of death, including hiring gunmen, could leave room for possible investigation and arrests.
Court records show that on December 16, 2022, Ms Kanyonyozi, who was a client at Global Medical Centre and a resident of Bombo Mile 21 Zone in Bombo Town Council, approached Dr Bainomugisha and in a recorded conversation, stated how she hadn’t come as a patient this time but had a secret deal to crack with the doctor.
Kanyonyozi reportedly explained to the doctor that the man was willing to pay Shs5m once the deal was successful.
The witness further told the court that as the negotiations went on, he was passing on the information to the police at Bombo through a general inquiry file opened.
He added that three days later, Mr Musoke came over to the hospital and identified himself to him.
The witness asked Mr Musoke to telephone his mistress, Ms Kanyonyozi, to confirm that he was the person and owner of the deal.
In the recorded conversation, Musoke had disclosed to Dr Bainomugisha that his wife had made his life difficult, usurped all his powers as head of the family and ensured that their four children turned against him.
Musoke had also revealed that he had tried several other means, but failed and now he wanted a medical procedure since it would rule out any possible foul play by any interested relative.
But in due course, the Police Flying Squad was contacted and Musoke was arrested as he turned up to finalise the murder plot.
Court heard that on the following day on December 30, 2022 , Mr Musoke called Dr Bainomugisha that he was picking chloroform, the substance that he would use to render his wife unconscious to enable him transport her his health facility to close the deal.
However, the Flying Squad detectives had been alerted and Musoke was arrested shortly after picking the substance that the police had already marked to ensure that the investigations were not tampered with.