The Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) from Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) has recovered stolen items that belong to Jacob Arok, a South Sudanese National a resident of Kawuku zone in Bunga.
According to Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, Arok’s home was attacked by a group of thugs after applying suspected chloroform on the occupants who were asleep.
The thugs ransacked the home and robbed cash amounting to $429,000 (about Shs1.6 billion), four iPhones, two Apple laptops, a DELL laptop, gold Jewellery for his wife, and a 65′ Samsung TV among others.
Relying on an iCloud signal from one of the stolen iPhones, detectives were able to locate the items in Kityo close, Buwate in Kira Division at the home of socialite Charles Olim, aka Sipapa.
Detectives “interviewed the occupants, who told them that the home belonged to a one Olimu Charles known as Sipapa who was not at home and had travelled to Tororo.
A thorough search was conducted in the home, in the presence of Nakiyimba Shamira Sipapa’s wife exhibits of evidential material, allegedly stolen from the home of Arok Jacob, recovered,” reads Enanga’s statement released on Monday.
Among the items recovered US$ 70,000, 4 iPhones, 3 laptops, gold jewellery, an iPhone charger, and a mac pro charger. And two registration number plates, UBG 025B and UBA 023U, an assortment of car accessories of 2 amplifiers, 6 tool boxers, 4 sports vims, a rear car seat, 12 headlights, 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 color and found in the compound.”
“We are, therefore, appealing for information that can lead to the whereabouts or arrest of SIPAPA over the alleged Aggravated Robbery. He is aware of the police efforts and is evasive. We also want to warn the bouncers in his company, whom we shall find with him, that we shall arrest them for abetting crime and harboring a wanted criminal suspect.”
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga has said that the self-proclaimed tycoon, Charles Olim alias Sipapa has been arrested over alleged involvement in a robbery in Kampala in which over Shs1.6 billion was stolen.
He further shown that arrangements are in place to hand him over to the CID task team at Kampala Metropolitan Police for further interview and court action.