Uganda Police Force (UPF) says its Directorate of Crime Intelligence (CID) has succeeded in its efforts to arrest socialite Sipapa.
On September 05, UPF spokesperson Fred Enanga revealed that the CID task team at Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) was actively investigating a robbery that occurred at the home of Jacob Arok, a South Sudanese National, of Kawuku zone, in Bunga, on the night of 28th – 29th August 2022.
Enanga further revealed that CID operatives had managed to locate the home of the suspects, where they recovered exhibits of evidential value.
“The facts gathered indicate that on the night of 28th – 29th, August, 2022, a group of thugs broke into the home of the victim, after applying suspected chloroform, on the occupants who were asleep. The thugs ransacked the home and robbed cash USD 429,000, 4 iPhone, 2 Apple laptops, a DELL laptop, gold Jewellery for his wife, a 65” Sumsung TV among others,” explained the police spokesperson.
He then noted that socialite Sipapa had been linked to the robbery and that exhibits had been recovered from his home where he wasn’t found during a police search.
“During the subsequent investigations, detectives from KMP, tracked down an iCloud signal, from one of the stolen IPhones, that led them to the location in 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 and had travelled to Tororo,” continued Enanga.
“A thorough search was conducted in the home, in the presence of Nakiyimba Shamira, the wife to SIPAPA and exhibits of evidential material, allegedly stolen from the home of Arok Jacob, recovered. These include; USD 70,000, 4 Iphones, 3 laptops, gold jewellery, an iphone charger, 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 which include; 2 amplifiers, 6 tool boxers, 4 sports vims, a rear car seat, 12 head lights, indicators, jeep bumper, V8 bumper, V8 rear boot doors, bonnet, 3 radiators, 4 inner door shutters, V8 rear boot doors, 7 grills, two cars a jeep and Audi, without registration plates, had been resprayed with a red colour and found in the compound.”
Police would then arrest four suspects, among them Sipapa’s wife. The socialite’s was said to have last been seen in Nagongera, Soni and Nawire sub counties, where he was reportedly distributing money in the company of bouncers.
After many hours of searching for Sipapa, police has now confirmed that the socialite is in their hands.
“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, for an alleged Aggravated Robbery, which occurred at the home of Jacob Arok, in Kawuku-Bunga, on the night of 28.08.2022,” UPF’s Enanga said in a statement issued on September 06.
“Arrangements are in place to hand him over to the CID task team at Kampala Metropolitan Police, for further interview and court action. The police leadership has commended the tireless efforts of the CID and CI task teams in arresting and helping to bring the suspect to justice. This now brings the number of suspects arrested to five.”