Local singer Geoffrey Kyagambidwa, alias Chagga, was on Friday grilled for five hours by detectives at Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) on accusations of selling and reproducing late singer Mowzey Radio’s songs.
Mr Kyagambidwa and six others including Douglas Sseguya, aka Weasle , who was Radio’s co-singer in Good Life music group, were dragged to the CID department by the late singer’s mother, Ms Jane Kasubo, who claims her son’s songs are being reproduced and sold without the family’s knowledge.
The CID senior detective, Mr Henry Mugumya, sent criminal summons ays to Mr Kyagambidwa, Mr Seguya and Mr Emotions Musinguzi on Thursday instructing the trio to appear for interrogations the next day without fail.
Mr Kyagambidwa arrived at CID at 10am and was led to the interrogation office in the media crimes department where he left at 2:30pm. He was afterwards driven of in a police car to an unknown destination.
The CID spokesperson, Mr Vincent Ssekatte, said Mr Kyagambidwa gave vital information since he was Radio and Weasle’s manager for some years and he will be appearing at the CID whenever he is needed.
“He has given important leads that can help us in investigations. There was information we wanted and he gave us what we needed. We let him to go unconditionally,” Mr Ssekatte said.
Radio succumbed to head injuries on February 1, 2018. He suffered the injuries in Entebbe bar brawl. Police arrested the bar bouncer Troy Wamala and he is answering murder charges in court.
When asked on why Mr Kyagambidwa was whisked away in a police car, Mr Ssekatte said he was driven in a police car because he was going to pick some vital documents.
For Weasle and Musinguzi who did not show up, Mr Ssekatte, said no more summons will be issued for the duo other than compiling information shared by Ms Kasubo, Mr Kyagambidwa and samples of allegedly duplicated or sold songs. He said the file will be sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for perusal and legal advice.
“Once the DPP sanctions the file, we shall immediately arrest Weasle and Musinguzi on sight. They have become adamant and it’s time to show them that they are not above the law,” Mr Ssekatte said.
Police sources said Ms Kasubo, in her statement, said her son had registered a personal music company dubbed Angel Music Limited that he intended to officially launch as he was determined to start a solo career.