Suspect in Besigye's Home Break-in Has Psychiatric Problem

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Now, Ronald Wotwali, the Rukungiri District Police Commander, says their investigations show that suspect has a mental problem. Wotwali says they worked with Emmanuel Musiimenta, the Rukungiri Municipal Medical Officer and reached a conclusion that the 20 year- old suspect has a mental disorder.

The man who was arrested for attempting to break into the home of Dr. Kizza Besigye in Rwakabengo in Rukungiri district, has been declared to be a mental case. The suspect is Andrew Ngabirano, a resident of Rukungiri Municipality. 

He was picked up at on June 05 around 6am for trespassing on the property of the opposition leader. Ngabirano reportedly entered through the back fence and tried to break the back door in vain. He later made attempts to break the front door without success. 

Now, Ronald Wotwali, the Rukungiri District Police Commander, says their investigations show that suspect has a mental problem. Wotwali says they worked with Emmanuel Musiimenta, the Rukungiri Municipal Medical Officer and reached a conclusion that the 20 year- old suspect has a mental disorder. 

According to Wotwali, they also received medical forms from Kisizi hospital dated 1st April 2016 and 31st May 2016 showing that the suspect is in need of urgent medical attention. "He has qrandioze delusions and needs urgent psychiatric management, mental condition appears abnormal" reads the medical form dated 6th June 2016. 

By the time of filing this story, the suspect was still being held at Rukungiri police station as arrangements were underway to transfer him to Butabika Mental Referral Hospital.

 

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