Kampala Metropolitan police has Tuesday afternoon spoken out about the suspicious videos that went viral early morning.
Distributors of the videos were claiming that the prevailing coronavirus had started killing people instantly in Kampala city.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman SP Patrick Onyango however clarified that the people in the videos were not victims of the deadly virus.
“One video shows two men lying on the road and another indicating that people fell from a building. These are not victims of Corona Virus.” he said
Onyango says the first video was an incident that 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 and lost consciousness. Police was informed and responded, took the victims to Mulago Hospital, where they are recovering.” he added
In regards to the second video, police said that it was an incident that happened at 2K Restaurant Bukasa, last 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 responded and took the victims to hospital.
Two suspects were arrested and Shs.14 million recovered.
The suspects in this matter have been identified as Ssengendo Hussein and Mubiru Ahmed.
These 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.” Onyango emphasised