The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) has launched a manhunt for socialite Charles Olim aka Sipapa for allegedly robbing $429,000 (about Shs 1.64 billion) from South Sudanese national Jacob Arok in Bunga.
The said money was stolen during a robbery at Arok’s home in Bunga, Makindye Division in the wee hours of August 28.
The attackers who reportedly used chloroform also vanished with four iPhones, two Apple laptops, a Dell laptop and gold jewellery.
A subsequent search by criminal and cyber teams digitally located the iPhone at Sipapa’s residence in Buwate village, in Kira Municipality, Wakiso district.
As police searched the home, Sipapa was in his home district Tororo where he was seen distributing money afterwards. Now, the police have arrested four suspects including the wife Nakiyimba.
“So far four suspects are in custody including the wife Nakiyimba Shamirah. Nakiyimba Shamirah had tried to hide the $70,000 in one of the shoes.Then the other items, the iPhones and the gold jewellery we found under her bed. So a serious manhunt for Sipapa who is urgently needed for questioning is ongoing. His last locations were in Nagongera, Soni and Nabuyonga sub-counties in Tororo where he was distributing a lot of money,” according Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga.
Police have also recovered a Jeep and an Audi vehicle that was being resprayed from white to red colour.