British national arrested over bleach-based 'miracle cure'

Sam Little during interrogation at Fort Portal police station

Sam Little during interrogation at Fort Portal police station

Police in Fort Portal have arrested a British national, William Sam Little, who has been promoting the use of miracle mineral solution (MMS) as a cure for cancer, HIV/Aids, malaria and other illnesses.

According to the Rwenzori West police spokesperson, Lydia Tumushabe, there are allegations that Little has been giving this liquid solution whose ingredients are unknown but include Chloride Dioxide to unsuspecting victims in districts of Kabarole, Kasese and Kyenjojo.

Tumushabe said that Little was arrested on Wednesday from Kitembe village in Karambi sub-county, Kabarole district with two other Ugandans Tadeo Samula, and Albert Samuel, aged 27, all residents of Maguru in Fort Portal.   

For the previous two weeks, British media has been awash with reports that indicate how Little was in Uganda and promoting an illegal solution as a cure. It was also indicated that the solution is dangerous and that Little has no background in medicine.     

While being interrogated at Fort Portal police station, Little was also found to be in possession of marijuana and other concoctions of solutions that he said are for making MMS.    

However, when the Kabarole district officer in charge of criminal investigations, Godliver Twinomugisha, asked him about the source of marijuana, Little said that he had picked it from Pavilion bar in Fort Portal town but didn’t provide details.       

Police also retrieved bird feathers and pieces of clothes form Little’s bag. Little insisted that whatever he is doing in Uganda is charity and is on a mission to purify Ugandan water so that it can start healing people of any illnesses.  

He also said that he is building an orphanage in Gweri parish in Karambi sub-county though he could not tell who had authorized him and also failed to produce the plan for the orphanage. Tumushabe says that police have already launched investigations into Little’s project. 

“We strongly appeal to the general public and in particular the Christian community to be careful and report and report any suspicious activities in line with above and urge the victims to come up and assist police in investigations,” reads part of the press release by Tumushabe on the matter. 

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