RUBAVU – Police in Rubavu district have arrested one person only identified as Mbarimombazi in connection with the death of a 21-year old man who drowned in Lake Kivu last Sunday.
The body of the deceased only identified Uwayisaba, a resident of Nyabihu district was retrieved from the lake by the police.
Police say they suspect that the deceased could have been ‘deliberately drowned by his friends.’
However, speaking from Police, Mbarimombazi narrated that the deceased had been swimming alone when he drowned.
“We were washing our clothes when some one told us that our colleague was drowning.I rushed and tried to save him in vain,” the suspect being held at Gisenyi Police Post said.
According to 14-year old eye witness, Jean de Dieu Kagabo, other people who were together with the deceased at the lake disappeared after realising that their colleague was struggling to escape from death.