Police in Fort Portal has arrested a British national accused of spreading a type of toxic bleach as a cure for HIV/AIDS and malaria.
ASP Tumushabe Lydia, the Rwenzori West Police Spokesperson, identified the suspects as; Samuel William Little aka Sam Little, 25, and two Ugandans Samuel Albert, 27, a driver and herbalist working with Nacotha and Samula Tadeop, 25, all residents of Maguru South Division Fort Portal Municipality Kabarole district.
They were arrested on allegation of intoxicating the public with a chemical named Mineral Miracle Solution [MMS] believed to be chlorine dioxide in parts of Kabarole, Kyenjonjo and Kasese districts.
Tumushabe said the exhibits including real liquids used in purifying water were uncovered.
The suspects are all detained at Fort Portal Police Station as investigations are ongoing.
Little Sam has been working with an American pastor Robert Baldwin from New Jersey to feed over 50,000 Ugandans with chlorine dioxide, an industrial bleach he claims cures cancer, HIV/Aids, malaria, among other diseases.
They administered it to poor Ugandans including infants aged 14 months.
Chlorine dioxide, a product that has no known health benefit and can be extremely dangerous and Baldwin, 52, is importing bulk shipments of the components of MMS, sodium chlorite and citric acid, into Uganda from China.
The two chemicals are mixed to produce chlorine dioxide, a powerful bleach used in the textile industry.
The American pastor has “trained” about 1,200 clerics in Uganda on administering the “miracle cure” and each in turn uses it to treat about 50 congregants, usually after Sunday service.