Businessman Freeman Kiyimba Questioned By Police Over Boat Cruise Incident

Police have come out to dismiss reports that city businessman Jon Fredrick Kiyimba also known as Freeman Kiyimba has been arrested.

Rumour had started spreading on social media earlier today, Monday 26 November that the tycoon was picked up by the Police CID Officers from his home.

The rumours followed pictures which went viral on social media showing a number of police vehicles at Kiyimba’s home.

The rumours claimed that that Kiyimba had been cordoned off by Police on allegations of ritual sacrifice.

The businessman was one of the 27 people that survived the Saturday evening boat accident on Lake Victoria.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said the police officers were at Kiyimba’s home to question him about the incident.

“Officially, it is just a fact finding operation; we are not arresting anyone,” he said.

“This has been happening since yesterday. We are moving to the homes of the survivors to get facts about the incident.”

Freeman Kiyimba is not under arrest

Police revealed yesterday that it initially put out wrong numbers of the people that had been saved from the water, because some of the survivors refused to speak to police officers on record at Mutima beach.

The number of survivors was later revised from 40 to only 26.

Owoyesigyire said the ongoing visit to the homes of the survivors is intended to get the rights facts about the incident.

“Some ran away, others don’t want to talk to us, but we still want to talk to them.”

The questioning of the survivors according to the police spokesperson is still voluntary, and that those that still don’t want to speak out will not be forced.

“We are going to their homes to speak to them at their own convenience. No one, not even Kiyimba has been arrested,” he said.

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