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Police charges more suspects in alleged miracle cure scandal

Police spokesman Fred Enanga addressing media. (PHOTO/File)

KABAROLE – Police in Rwenzori West Region have charged additional suspects linked to supplying born again Christians, in Kyenjojo and Kabarole Districts, with a miracle cure that they claim cures cancer, HIV/AIDS, Malaria and many other diseases.

According to the Uganda Police Spokesperson CP Fred Enanga, the suspects work for Global Healing Christian Missions, a purported Charity Organisation and that the charity was partly funded by Sam Little.

“So far, four suspects have been charged to court. These include Sam Little, a 25-year-old British tourist, Pastor Tim Tom, a 34-year-old, Pastor at Fort Portal Christian Fellowship Church; Samuel Albert, a 28-year-old, herbalist and Samula Tadeo, a 26-year-old male adult,” Enanga said in statement.

He added that the task team actively involved in investigating the alleged miracle cure, retrieved samples which were submitted to National Drugs Authority (NDA) and Government Analytical Laboratories, the results revealed the solution, contained a dangerous corrosive toxin that was harmful to human consumption.

“They were charged with two counts, under the National Drug Authority and Authority Act, for carrying out illegal clinical trials c/s 40 of the Act and supplying of impure drugs c/s 30 (b) of the Act,” said Enanga.

In addition, they were charged with two counts under the Narcotic drug and Psychotropic Substance Act, 2016 for being in unlawful possession of a narcotic drug and Psychotropic Substance and for smoking a narcotic drug respectively according to CP Enanga.

“The Police is tracing for other suspects, who are on the run but with knowledge about the network,” he warned.

He further reminded the public that any mixture or drug without a prescription should be considered dangerous and must be avoided.

“We encourage those who still have the mixture to hand it over to the nearest police station and visit a registered medical facility for review,” he advised.

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