If the past is to go by, the rage between the police and its sister security agencies is not about to end.
A few weeks ago, the now deposed Inspector General of Police, Gen.Kale Kayihura told journalists that two foreigners Thomas Juha Petteri Terasvouri from Finland and Axel Ssebastian Andreas from Sweden who died in Kampala hotels were killed by drugs.
Quoting a postmortem report, police said they found drug particles in liver, bile,kidney and blood of the two foreign nationals.
However, the Internal Security organisation has disputed the postmortem report in regards to Terasvouri from Finland who died at Pearl of Africa hotel in Kampala.
Addressing journalists in Kampala on Tuesday, the ISO director in charge of political affairs, Lt Col Joseph Aliganyira said their investigations have pointed to a different version to the one of police.
“That was their report and we have a different one. At an appropriate time we shall declassify it,”Lt.Col Aliganyira told journalists.
Speaking to journalists last month, AIGP Dr.Moses Byaruhanga, the director of police health services told journalists at Naguru that toxicology and postmortem tests done pointed to drug intoxication as the possible cause of death of the Finish national because he did not have visible marks on the body.
“There was a brown substance recovered from the mouth of the Finish national who died at Pearl of Africa hotel. Tests in the blood, urine and stomach found and concoction of narcotics,”Dr.Byaruhanga said.
Lt.Col, Aliganyira told journalists that there was a footage purported to have been got from the hotel CCTV camera but said this had been doctored to suit a certain goal but said through their own methods, they were able to get the original one.
He said there were efforts to try and divert intelligence agencies about what had happened on the fateful day but said they had used their own methods to find out what really happened.
“We were able to build scenarios and although they wanted to divert us, we got the information. There is CCTV footage played before prominent journalists but its false.”
“There was a lot of acting and they used media to portray something to the outside world different from what exactly happened,” the ISO director in charge of political affairs said.
Citing a scene from the CCTV footage, ISO showed journalists a video from both scenarios in which the same timeline had different features.
In the one purported to be doctored, they showed a lady walking to the hotel room but at the same time in the footage they say is original, there is no one entering the room.
The intelligence organ says a prominent Ugandan journalist was used to give a different story to the foreign media about what had happened.
Various recordings were played in which the journalist was heard talking to foreign media personnel speaking to them about his recent abduction and the story that led to his arrest.
However, according to Lt. Col. Aliganyira, the people talking to the Ugandan journalist were operatives from foreign intelligence organs.
The Internal Security Organization admitted that one of their own operatives and two other ladies are in their custody over the murder of the Finish national but said many people were involved in the plot.
Lt.Col. Aliganyira named Apollo Kabagye, an operative at the lower level, Faridah Naggayi and Carol Alinda as the people in their custody over the murder.
“We have the right footage and at an appropriate time we shall show the world how the man died.”