Uganda police spokesperson SCP Fred Enanga has confirmed the arrest of Sipapa, real names Charles Olim. “We wish to inform the public that the Directorate of Crime Intelligence has arrested, a one Olimu Charles Sipapa, who was on the Police wanted list,” Enanga said in a brief statement.
Enanga said Sipapa was being hunted for an alleged aggravated Robbery which occurred at the home of Jacob Arok, in Kawuku-Bunga, on the night of 28.08.2022.
Arrangements are in place to hand him over to the CID task team at Kampala Metropolitan Police for further interview and court action, Enanga detailed. This now brings the number of suspects arrested to five, he added.
Police yesterday said a group of thugs who invaded the home of Jacob Arock, a South Sudanese national, 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 Charles Olim, commonly known as Sipapa, who had travelled to Tororo at the moment of the search.
The police task team searched and later recovered stolen items which included $70,000 out of the $429,000 which had earlier been stolen.
Other items recovered include 4 laptops, 3 iPhones, gold jewelry which belonged to the wife of Arock, 1 iPhone charger, and 2 registration number plates UBG 025B and UBA 023U.
Also recovered was an assortment of car accessories which included 2 amplifiers, 12 headlights, 3 radiators and 2 cars which had been re-sprayed from their original colours.
Police arrested four suspects including Nakiyimba Shamirah the wife to Sipapa. She had concealed the $70,000 and the iPhones which were found under her bed.
Enanga also noted that upon the withdrawal of the military personnel who were moving with Sipapa, he later managed to hire private bouncers to move with him.
Police have asked members of the general public or anyone who may have information about the whereabouts of Sipapa to provide information to the nearest police station.