By Isaac Mutema
A look at Sipapa’s police defence statement would leave one with cracking ribs courtesy of endless bouts of laughter.
Sipapa, real names Charles Olim, shocked the country yet again after news broke of how he had properly sedated a South Sudanese Dinka family in Bbunga, Makindye and cleared them of cash worth ugx1.6bn plus precious personal effects.
After helping himself to the huge sums of money, Sipapa went East. The showoff socialite while there, proceeded to turn himself into an early Father Christmas as he assisted his kindreds in Tororo with tonnes of posho and beans bought out of the proceeds of the robbery.
As the wordy Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga was there making himself busy by telling the country how Sipapa had robbed the Dinka out of money, the robber himself was away in Tororo whilst being celebrated as a Good Samaritan for enjoying the robbed funds with the rest of his people.
Come Wednesday, Sipapa turned himself in without taking the police into the bother of hunting for him as the force had threatened to do earlier.
Facing a panel of interrogators, Sipapa told them that he didn’t know what they were talking about since he is a celebrated gold robber, not a robber of a paltry few dollars they were wasting his time.
” I have two million dollars already on my account,” Sipapa curtly informed his police interrogators.
And then asked them,” Why would then I will be risking my dear life to rob merely something like 1.6bn dollars!”
While he denied being a robber, Sipapa would again end up telling his interrogators how his fellow robbers who had failed to break even in the trade like him, were the ones who were now baying for his freedom since he is living large as compared to them.
About the United States, seven thousand dollars were recovered at his home and were traced to the ones that had been robbed from the Dinka, Sipapa retorted he knew nothing about it.
The money was recovered from Sipapa’s home in Kiwatule, Najjera in Nakawa after an iPhone that had been robbed from the Dinka, helped the police detectives to lead them to the place where a 65-inch Samsung TV set, mobile phones and other items were recovered from.
The detectives found Sipapa’s concubine at the residence and swiftly arrested her to help with the investigations. “My opponents must have planted that little money in my home to try to implicate me,” Sipapa answered his interrogators.