By SMN Reporter
KAMPALA-SHIFTMEDIA- The murder of Mary Blessing Asio seemed liked a movie script shrouded with massive cover behind the scenes.
But like they say lies never last, perhaps justice seems to be happening. Mary Blessing was wife to city businessman, Francis Onebe aged 63 both residents of Munyonyo an upscale Kampala suburb.
For nine solid months, Onebe’e wife went missing reporterdly after she went out shopping.
But for nine months, the hunt was on for Mary who also workered as Operations Director at Pentagon Security, a private security firm owned by the couple.
Onebe reported in Police, CID, Special Investigations Unit, (SIU) Joint Anti Terrorism (JAAT) Chieftiency of Military Inteliigence (CMI) and also made media announcements regarding how his wife was ‘kidnapped’. He vehemently tasked government and security agencies to produce his missing wife.
But surprisingly, the dismembered body belived to be that of Mary Blessing was found discovered in a septic tank at their matrimonial home after a tip off from a former guard.
After the remains were discovered, Onebe denied that it wasn’t that of his wife. Police detective conducted a DNA that proved him wrong.
Charged with murder
On Tuesday September 21 2021, Onebe Francis who has been in police detention after detectives realized he was planning to flee the country was charged with murder in Makindye court.
He was charged along with his former private security guard, a one Bonny Oriekot.
“Francis Onebe, 63 an accountant , Bonny Oriekot,26, a security guard attached to Pentagon Security Limited and others still at large during the month of January, 2021 at Mawanga zone LC1 in Munyonyo , Makindye division in Kampala district murdered Asio Immaculate Mary Blessing Onebe,” the court was told.
However, the duo was not allowed to plead to the charges since they are capital in nature and are only triable by the High Court.
The state prosecutor Lydia Nakato told court that investigations into the case are still ongoing and asked for more time.
The, Makindye Chief Magistrate, Sarah Ann Basemera adjourned the case to September 30 for mention.