How Obura Killed Samson Dungu.
Obura had, according to reports, brutally killed a famous Kampala businessman.
Shortly after he was arrested on October 13, 1980, Obura appeared in the Kampala High Court presided over by Justice Benjamin Odoki to answer a murder charge levelled against him.
On October 29, 1980, Obura faced state witness Enos Sebunya, 38, who testified against him. Sebunya is now a practising lawyer based in Toronto, Canada. He told court that on November 23, 1973, Obura, using his pistol shot in the back and killed the hand-cuffed Dungu.
Before shooting Dungu, he told him to face the wall, Sebunya told court.
The state witness had earlier told court how he and Dungu were arrested from Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court and YMCA premises respectively by the PSU men after a shooting incident.
Although Obura had asked for Shs55,000, he accepted the given money and released Dungu; but one week later he was rearrested and charged with stealing Shs54,000 from Delite Cinema. Muwanga an accountant with the Delite Cinema told court.
Obura sentenced to hang
On January 22, 1981, Obura was sentenced to hang by the then Kampala High Court Judge, Justice Benjamin Odoki.
While delivering judgment, Justice Odoki told Obura that he was satisfied with the prosecution witnesses and assessors that he had maliciously and unlawfully killed Dungu.
Before Odoki sentenced Obura, he asked him if he had anything to say.