Panic in Masindi as man armed with sharp knife is arrested at the RDC’s office

Posted: 2021-07-08T12:14:59Z
Panic in Masindi as man armed with sharp knife is arrested at the RDC’s office

Police in Masindi have in custody a man accused of attempting to access the office of the Resident District Commissioner-RDC with a sharp knife.


Edinah Nyiraneza, the Masindi District Police Commander-DPC identified the suspect as Joseph Serugo, a resident of Gayaza B village Nangabo sub-county in Wakiso district where Masindi RDC, Kobusinge Kirabira worked in the same capacity before her transfer. 


Kirabira says Seruga approached her secretary on Wednesday seeking permission to see her. She explains that the secretary asked Seruga why he wanted to meet the RDC.
In his response, Seruga claimed that he had come to deliver a document to the RDC.


The Secretary demanded to see the document, and in the process of pulling out the said document from his pocket, a sharp knife fell out causing commotion at the office.


Nyiraneza says the suspect is being interrogated. RDC’s bodyguards arrested the suspect and whisked him to Masindi Central Police station where he is locked up.  


Serugo has denied having any evil motives, saying that wanted to approach the RDC to ask for some financial assistance.