Police Speaks Out: Videos Circulating on Social Media Are Not Related to COVID-19

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, SP Patrick Onyango.

Police in Kampala has come out to allay fears regarding video clips that have been circulating on social media purporting that some people dropped dead due to Coronavirus.

The videos have created public among the public in the wake of Uganda’s conformed cases of COVID-19 rising to 9.

However, Kampala Metropolitan Police has Tuesday issued a statement saying the claims being made on social media regarding the videos in question are untrue.

“The incidents were not in any way related to coronavirus,” the statement by the KMP Spokesperson, SP Patrick Onyango reads

Police says the video which shows two men lying on the road happened at Blue Room IN central Kampala where one person was drunk, lost consciousness and fell down.

The other person as he was walking, he accidentally knocked a pole ad lost consciousness. Police says it was informed and responded, took the victims to Mulago hospital where they are recovering.

In the second video, Police says, the incident occurred Monday night at 2K Restaurant in Bukasa. 

“It is alleged that a group of brokers after selling a property went to the Restaurant and ordered for eats, but others developed criminal minds and laced the colleagues’ food with unknown substance likely to be chloroform. After eating they lost consciousness,” Onyango said.

Onyango says workers at the restaurant informed Police which responded and took the vitmns to hospital.

Investigations ensued and two suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the incident. A sum of Shs 14m has been recovered. Police identified the suspects as Ssengendo Hussein and Mubiru Ahmed both of whom are currently detained at Old Kampala Police Station


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