Police hunt for Sipapa over 1.6bn robbery
By: Melanie Aanyu
The police have launched a man hunt for city socialite, Charles Olim also known as Sipapa over alleged involvement in a robbery in Kampala in which over shs1.6 billion was stolen.
According to Police spokesperson, 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 revealed that when the South Sudan national reported the matter to police, detectives tracked one of the phones stolen and following this lead, the signal led them to a home in Buwaate, in Wakiso district.
Enanga said a search in the home in the presence of Shamilah Nakiyimba, the wife to Sipapa led to recovery of several items stolen from the South Sudan national including $70,000, four Iphones, three laptops, gold jewelry and Iphone charge and Mac Pro charger.
He added that four suspects including the wife are currently in custody as the hunt for others is on.