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Shocking reasons why pharmacist in NBS drug theft story commits suicide

by James Ateenyi

Pharmacist commits suicide after being recorded selling government drugs as seen in ‘Stealing from the sick documentary’.

Police in Jinja is investigating circumstances under which a pharmacist at Kiruddu hospital in Kampala committed suicide.

Richard Olaja (27) was pronounced dead on Saturday morning after dosing himself with a yet to be identified substance.

The Kira region Police spokesperson Diana Nandawula confirmed the death of the medic saying they had picked him from Lucky Guest House and taken him to Jinja hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

He left a note behind that read;
“Mummy this I will swear to you with tears in my eyes that I have never sold any medicines or drugs to anyone at any point in my profession.Mummy I tried hard to avoid them but they insisted. Mummy 120 caused all this to me

Thanks your beloved Richard.
I am sorry for the pain I am going to make you go through but mummy take care of Precious.”

The pharmicist died as he was being rushed to Jinja hospital after taking a poisonous substance.

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