On Sunday, English premier league football club Manchester City thumped rivals Manchester United 4-1 in the the Manchester derby.
Willy Seruwagi, the officer in charge of Vumba Police post in Luweero district, who was part of the English premier league fans at DJ Ronnie’s Video Hall in Kasana town council fainted shortly after the match.
He was rushed by the other premier football fans to Lacor hospital in Luweero town. However, the police officer succumbed to hypertension following the humiliating defeat of Manchester United.
Seruwagi was pronounced dead by doctors at Lacor Hospital on Monday morning. Charles Lwanga, a doctor at Lacor Hospital says the deceased fought for his life since he was rushed there on Sunday night with abnormal blood pressure. He says as doctors, they did everything within their powers to save Seruwagi’s life in vain.
The post-mortem report shows that the cop succumbed to hypertension. Robert Sentamu, an eye witness says who also a friend to the deceased recounts the ordeal. Sentamu, who supports Arsenal, says before the match they argued with the deceased on the possible results of the clash.
He says that they even made a bet of 50,000 shillings with Seruwagi arguing that Manchester city cannot defeat Man U. On his part Sentamu insisted that Man U was bound to lose because their new manager is weak.
He says that when Man City netted the first goal, the deceased started gasping for breath and tried to put off his shirt in vain. Sentamu says when the match official blew the last whistle Seruwagi dropped unconscious and was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead a day later.
Topher Gimei, the Luweero District Criminal Investigations Officer says the death of Seruwagi is a big blow to the force because he was a committed officer. Godfrey Ninsiima, the Luweero District Police Commander describes the deceased as hardworking adding that, his services will be missed by the force.