It’s remembered that on Monday, police said Sipapa is wanted over alleged involvement in a robbery in Kampala in which over shs1.6 billion was stolen.
Operatives from the Police Crime Intelligence Directorate have finally arrested city socialite, Charles Olim also known as Sipapa.
According to the uganda Police spokes person Fred Enanga, Jacob Arok, a South Sudan national and resident of Bunga in Kampala was robbed on the night of August 28, 2022, when unknown men broke into his home after applying suspected chloroform to the occupants.
Enanga said,”The thugs ransacked the home and stole cash amounting to $429000(Shs1.6billion), four iPhones, apple laptops, a dell laptop, gold jewellery for the wife and a 65-inch Samsung tv among others,”
During the subsequent investigations, detectives tracked down an iCloud signal from one of the stolen iPhones that led them to the socialite’s home at Kityo close, Buwate in Kira Division.
“They interviewed the occupants who told them that the home belonged to a one Olimu Charles Sipapa, who was not at home. He had travelled to Tororo [District in eastern Uganda]. A thorough search was conducted in the home in the presence of Shamira Nakiyimba, the wife to Sipapa and exhibits of evidential material, allegedly stolen from the home of Arok recovered. They include; $70,000 (about Shs267 million), four iPhones, three laptops, gold jewelry, an iPhone charger and a mac pro charger. Also recovered were two registration number plates, UBG 025B and UBA 023U. In addition, an assortment of car accessories were recovered. They include two amplifiers, six tool boxes, four sports vims, a rear car seat, 12 headlights, indicators, jeep bumper, V8 bumper, V8 rear boot doors, bonnet, three radiators, four inner door shutters, V8 rear boot doors and seven grills. Two cars; a jeep and Audi, without registration plates had been resprayed with a red colour and found in the compound,” Mr Enanga added.