By Our Reporter
City socialite, Charles Olim aka Sipapa who was last week arrested over the alleged robbery of Shs 1.6 billion from a South Sudanese national has now been linked to more 12 scenes of robbery and theft.
Sipapa together with four others who include his wife were arrested for allegedly stealing, Jacob Aroks money and other valuables.
Police now say that their Directorate of Forensic, has established 12 other cases linked to Sipapa.
“This new development arose after his fingerprints and DNA samples, were across our Databases and scientifically matched.” Enanga said in a press statement on 12th September 2022.
According to Enanga the finger prints and DNA gathered implies that Sipapa was one of the perpetrators at the respective scenes of crime in Bugolobi, Kabalagala, Kira road, Jinja road, Kiwatule, Ntinda and Kyanja Jomayi, among others.
“The crimes stretch from the year 2014 – 2022. The task team is arranging to interrogate him on the string of alleged burglaries and theft and further submit the casefiles, to the DPP for legal guidance.” Enanga said.
Sipapa was arrested after items stolen from Arok’s home in Kawuku, Bunga, in Makindye Division in Kampala were recovered from his residence at Kityo Close, Buwate village, in Kira Municipality.
Sipapa’s home was located using an iCloud signal from one of the four iPhones that were stolen from Arok’s home alongside two Apple laptops, a Dell laptop, gold jewellery for his wife and a 65-inch Samsung TV.
“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, and they interviewed the occupants, who told them that the home belonged to a one Olim Charles Sipapa, who was not at home and had travelled to Tororo,” Enanga revealed then.
Detectives conducted a search at Sipapa’s home four days ago in the presence of his wife Shamira Nakiyimba. Police recovered exhibits including $70,000 cash, 4 iPhones, 3 laptops, gold jewellery, an iPhone charger and a mac pro charger. Apart from the exhibits that were stolen from Arok’s home, detectives further collected exhibits of motor vehicles; UBG 025B, UBA 023U, 2 amplifiers, 6 tool boxers, 4 sports vims, a rear car seat, 12 headlights, indicators, jeep bumper, and V8 bumper.
Other exhibits included V8 rear boot doors, bonnet, 3 radiators, 4 inner door shutters, V8 rear boot doors, 7 grills, and two cars; a Jeep and an Audi without registration plates that had been resprayed.
At the time of searching his Buwate home, Sipapa was in Nagongera, Soni and Nawire sub-counties in Tororo district splashing money to locals in the presence of his bouncers.