KAMPALA, UGANDA: After carrying out the DNA results from samples of skeletons of the decomposing body retrieved from Francis Onebe’s septic tank in Munyonyo, Police yesterday (Thursday) confirmed that all belonged to his wife, the late Immaculate Onebe.
Much as the Police investigations team had suspected the skeletons were for two people; that is Immaculate Onebe and another unknown person, the pathology report released yesterday confirmed that all the samples have indicated the skeletons belonged to the late Immaculate Onebe, ruling out the second person as earlier alleged.
CID spokesperson, Mr. Charles Twiine has clarified that the DNA samples of the remains collected which were suspected to be of another person have matched with that of the family members of Immaculate.
“The results from the team of medical examiners and pathologists confirm that the bones recovered from the septic tank are for one person and not two, as earlier indicated by the scene of crime investigators,’ Charles Twiine said.
He further pointed out that the police investigations team is now focused on gathering evidence surrounding the circumstances under which Onebe’s wife disappeared before her body was dumped in a septic tank at their home.
The 62-year-old Immaculate Onebe, a proprietor of a security firm in Kampala and a co-director in Price and King, an Auditing firm with branches in Kenya reportedly went missing in January 2021.
Francis Onebe hurriedly reported the matter to Kabalagala police station with CCTV footage claiming that his wife had been kidnapped by a drone after she had gone grocery shopping and filed a missing person case.
The businessman would later also placed several adverts in the media seeking for the whereabouts of his wife.
However, last week Police arrested Onebe as a major breakthrough in the controversial case after a decomposing dead body reportedly of his wife’s body, Immaculate Onebe, was found in the septic tank.
Police would then say that at the time of his arrest, Onebe was planning to flee the country which he said he was traveling for treatment, and his earlier reasons to travel to Nairobi also indicated appointments with doctors.
The arrest also followed the nabbing of a former security guard of Onebe who sneaked into the home. It is averred that the guard identified as Okariot disappeared moments after Onebe’s wife went missing.
Earlier this week, Police also confirmed that another body of a girl averred to be 18 years of age was retrieved from that same septic tank in Onebe’s home, giving rise to more controversy in the suspected homicide case.