Suspected killer of IHK doctor remanded

Wednesday April 24 2019

Ronald Obangakene in the d

Ronald Obangakene in the dock. Photo by Ruth Anderah  

By Ruth Anderah

Ronald Obangakene, a private security guard who allegedly confessed to murdering Dr Catherine Agaba, a doctor who was attached to International Hospital Kampala (IHK), was Wednesday remanded to Luzira Prison.

Obangakene, 24, was charged with murder and aggravated robbery, by Makindye Chief Magistrates court that was presided over by Grade Two Magistrate John Okipi.

The suspect who looked composed, was cautioned by Mr Okidi not to plead to the grave offenses which are only tried by the High Court.

After a 12 days of a fruitless search by her relatives and friends, on Easter Monday, Obangakene  led detectives to a septic tank at GPS Apartments – Muyenga, where  he had dumped Dr Agaba's body.

Dr Agaba lived at the apartments.

He reportedly confessed to detectives that he strangled Dr Agaba on April 12.


Prosecution led by  Batson  Baguma  states that on the April 12 2019 at  GPS apartments in Bukasa Muyenga - Makindye Division , Obangakene with malice aforethought strangled Dr Catherine Agaba and robbed her of a mobile phone, a gas cooker , a  flat  screen TV , a home theatre and other  utensils.

He will be reproduced in court on May 13.