24-year-old Obongo on Wednesday appeared before Grade II magistrate, John Okipi and was charged with aggravated robbery and one count of murder. Okipi remanded Obongo to Luzira prison until May 13 as investigations in the case continue.
Prosecution alleges that on April 12, Obongo at GPS Apartments in Muyenga, Bukasa parish, Kampala district with malice aforethought strangled Dr Agaba, killing her instantly.
Prosecution further alleges that Obongo robbed Agaba of a home theatre, a gas cooker, mobile phone, a flat screen TV, and utensils among other items. Dr Agaba, 27, was reported missing by her family members and friends two weeks ago.
Her body was found dumped in a septic tank in the apartments allegedly owned by Kooki kingdom premier Hajji Ahmed Kiwanuka. Obongo was arrested from his home village in Adyeda Loro sub county, Oyam district after being tracked by security operatives.
Police had arrested Dr Ntambi after Agaba’s boyfriend Dr Muhammad Hassan Muhammad, reported a case of a missing person at Kabalagala police station. In his statement to police, Muhammad cited Dr Ntambi as a person whom he suspected to be having knowledge about his girlfriend’s disappearance.
As a hunt for Dr Agaba intensified, police also arrested Dr Muhammad suspecting him to have had a hand in his girlfriend’s disappearance.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, said Dr Ntambi and Dr Muhammad were unconditionally released on Tuesday evening since there was no evidence linking them to the crime.
“We have released them unconditionally because the guard has confessed that he killed Dr Agaba. We are however going to keep watching them in case we find any link they will be arrested again,” Onyango said.