KAMPALA – Police in Kampala have arrested two brokers for poisoning their colleagues and stealing Shs14m commission.
The incident happened at 2K Restaurant Bukasa in Kampala on Monday night.
It’s alleged that a group of brokers, after selling a property, went to the restaurant. They ordered for the eats but others developed criminal minds and laced the colleagues’ food with unknown substance, likely to be chloroform. After eating, they lost consciousness.
Workers of the Restaurant informed Police, who timely responded and took the victims to hospital.
Police carried out preliminary investigations and immediately conducted search. Two suspects were arrested and Shs14 million recovered. The suspects are: Ssengendo Hussein and Mubiru Ahmed. The two are currently detained at Old Kampala Police Station.
“The victims that were taken to Mulago Hospital are: Ntambi Adat and Abudurahim Kalema.
These incidents were not in any way related to Corona Virus,” Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Patrick Onyango said on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
Mr Onyago also dispelled rumours of coronavirus after two video circulating on social media showed two men lying on the road and another indicating that people fell from a building.
“These are not victims of Corona Virus. The first video was an incident that happened at Blue Room in Central Kampala, where by one person was drunk, lost consciousness and fell down. The other person as he was walking, he accidentally knocked a pole and lost consciousness. Police was informed and responded, took the victims to Mulago Hospital, where they are recovering,” he said.