Masindi RDC Attacker Mentally Ill-Police

By Leilah Bbaale

The man who raided the office of Masindi Resident District Commissioner-RDC with a sharp knife last week is mentally ill, according to the Uganda Police. Joseph Serugo ran into trouble when he stormed the RDC’s office on July 7, 2021, saying he had an important document to deliver.

When tasked to present the document he wanted to deliver to the RDC, Florence Kobusinge Kirabira a sharp knife dropped from Serugo’s pocket prompting the RDC’s security personnel to arrest him and whisk him off to Masindi central police.

It later emerged that the suspect is from Gayaza B village Nangabo sub-county in Wakiso district where Kirabira worked before he transfer to Masindi.

Now, Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region police spokesperson, says that they subjected the suspect to a mental health checkup on Friday, which showed that he is a victim of mental illness.

He says that they also obtained information from his home district indicating that he once spent time at Butabika National Mental Referral Hospital. He says that they are arrangements of transferring Serugo to Wakiso district for attention by his family members.

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