DNA evidence links Sipapa to 12 other city robberies
Police have revealed that fingerprint and DNA evidence has linked Charles Olim, also known as Sipapa, to 12 other robberies in various parts of the city, Nile Post reports.
The police spokesperson Fred Enanga said police took fingerprints and other DNA samples from Sipapa that were later subjected to their database of wanted criminals.
“We are now linking him to 12 other scenes of crime of burglary and theft. Our Criminal Investigations Directorate and the Forensics Directorate have established 12 other cases linked to Sipapa.
When his fingerprints and DNA samples were run in our database, scientific evidence linked him to the crime scenes,”Enanga said.
Enanga revealed that scientific evidence in form of fingerprints links Sipapa to criminal incidents in Bugoloobi, Ntinda, Kira, Kabalalagala, Jinja road, Kiwatule and Kyanja Jomayi .
“The evidence shows he was the perpetrator or one of the perpetrators at all the scenes of burglary and theft,” Enanga added.
Sipapa was last week arrested and charged to court over a shs1.6 billion robbery which occurred at the home of Jacob Arok, in Kawuku-Bunga, on the night of 28.08.2022.
A group of thugs invaded the home of Jacob Arock, a South Sudanese national, and applied suspected chloroform to the occupants. Upon accessing entry into the house, they made off with cash amounting to $429, 000 (about Shs1, 637, 007, 382), 4 iPhones, a Dell laptop, gold jewelry and a 65-inch Samsung TV among others.
Enanga added that during the subsequent investigations carried out by police detectives, a signal from one of the stolen phones was located in a home, situated in Kityo close-Buwate, Kira division. After carrying out interrogations on the occupants of the house, police confirmed that it belonged to Sipapa.