Rose Kirabira Kobusinge, the Masindi Resident District Commissioner-RDC has rejected the police report that says the man who stormed her office with a sharp knife had mental illness.
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, 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 she was transferred to Masindi.
Police subjected the suspect to a mental health check which showed that he is a victim of mental illness.
According to police, information obtained from his home district indicated that he once spent time at Butabika National Mental Referral Hospital.
Now speaking to media, Kirabira has dismissed the report and expressed disappointment over the way police handled the case and wondered why police took the man to court that later remanded him instead of taking him to a mental health facility.
She has demanded for a comprehensive report from the police on the matter saying she is not convinced with the way it concluded its investigations.
According to the RDC, police did not avail her office with the copy of the medical report yet she is a complainant in the case.
Peter Mukasa, the district police-community liaisons officer -CLO revealed that investigation into the case was genuinely conducted up to its logical conclusion by officers before the file was sanctioned by the Resident State Attorney.