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Toxicological Report Shows Foreign Nationals Were Poisoned

Emilian Kayima

The toxicology reports from postmortem conducted on the bodies of two foreign nationals found dead in two Kampala hotels have shown traces of poison.

Alex Sebastian Adreas, a Swedish national and Tersvuori Tuomas Juha Petteri, a Finish National were found dead in their rooms at Pearl of Africa and Sheraton hotel on February 5th and 6th respectively.

Police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, says the toxicology reports released by the Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratory-DGAL over the weekend shows that two died of poisonous substances.

He explains that while the postmortem reports don’t show any signs of murder, the toxicology report shows substances that could have led to the death of the two foreign nationals.

“We are treating it as a homicide. We are going to analyze the reports as part of the ongoing investigations,” Kayima said. He says police has withheld the names of the substances found in the both bodies for fear of jeopardizing their investigations.

Police has also written to the Internal Security Organisations-ISO asking five of its operatives to appear at Police and record statements in relation to the deaths of the two foreigners.

Among those whose statements are needed is the Director General of the Internal Security Organisation-ISO, Fred Kaka Bagyenda. “Police wrote to them but we are yet to get a response. We want everyone who interacted with the deceased from the time they reached the airport, booked them into the hotel etc.,” Kayima said.

Three suspects including a waitress who were seen with the Finish national at Pearl of Africa hotel and two fixers are in police custody.

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