Senior police officers from CID headquarters headed by the director CID Grace Akullo have this afternoon surrounded the home of Prince David Wasajja, the brother of Buganda King, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II to record his statement in relation to the Lake Victoria boat accident that claimed lives of dozens of revelers.
AIGP Akullo also with the help of other security personnel raided the home of city tycoon Freeman Kiyimba in Lungujja and recorded his statement on the same matter.
Wasajja, Freeman Kiyimba and singer Irene Namubiru were among the 26 survivors who were on the ill-fated boat that capsized on Lake Victoria on Saturday.
The boat, which was occupied by revelers on a boat cruise, capsized in Mpatta Sub-County in Mukono District.
Details on how and who rescued Kiyimba, Wasajja and Irene Mubiru were rescued is still a mystery.
Some accounts claim that the above managed to swim for over 300m to the landing site.
Others say the first sailor to come rescue used a small stick to pull out Prince Wasajja from the lake to his rescue.
According to sources from police, police has reliable information that some of the survivors might have known this incident but did not notify others.
A security source says Prince Wasajja and Kiyimba had bankrolled the event and instructed the event organizers to allow all beautiful girls to enter the boat for free.
“We are also treating this tragedy as an intended incident or ritual sacrifice by some of these businessmen from down town. Investigation is still on going and all survivors will record statements”. A police source says.
He adds that “More so a police officer was assaulted by these people when he tried to stop the boat from sailing because it had a mechanical problem ”.
When contacted for a comment, Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson C/ASP Luke Owoyesigire said “Yes we are recording statements from all the survivors to ascertain what happened on that fateful day”.
According to president Museveni, the ill-fated boat with more than 100 revelers on board was unregistered, unlicensed and probably uninsured.
Mr Museveni said Sunday that the private boat owned by a Mr Templa Bissase and his wife was seemingly overloaded.
He said the operators of the boat will be charged with criminal negligence and manslaughter, if they have not already been punished for their mistake by dying in the accident.
Meanwhile Joint rescue operation by the marine units of Uganda Police Force and the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) today resumed the search for others still missing.
They had to put on hold the arduous work late Saturday due to “lack of enough equipment” on a night of high tide.
The boat is still submerged in the water as the marines continued with the search operation about 200 metres from the mainland.