KAMPALA, UGANDA: City Socialite Charles Olim aka Sipapa is in more trouble after Police on Monday revealed that fingerprint and DNA evidence links him to 12 other robberies in various parts of the city.
The rowdy socialite was last week arrested, charged and remanded over robbery of sh1.6bn from a South Sudanese national identified as Jacob Arok, a resident of Bunga, a Kampala suburb.
“The thugs ransacked the home and stole cash amounting to $429000(Shs1.6billion), four Iphones, apple laptops, dell laptop, gold jewelry for the wife and a 65 inch Samsung tv among others,” police said in a statement last week.
Now in a new development, the Police Spokesperson SCP Fred Enanga revealed that following his arrest last week, police took fingerprints and other DNA samples from Sipapa which were later subjected to their database of wanted criminals unearthing him among the top wanted criminal in the city.
“We are now linking him to 12 other scenes of crime of burglary and theft. Our Criminal Investigations Directorate and the Forensics Directorate have established 12 other cases linked to Sipapa. When his fingerprints and DNA samples were run in our database, scientific evidence linked him to the crime scenes,” Enanga said while addressing Journalists in Kampala.
Enanga explained that the evidence in form of fingerprints links Sipapa to criminal incidents in Bugoloobi, Ntinda, Kira, Kabalalagala, Jinja road, Kiwatule and Kyanja Jomayi, which crimes he say span from the year 2014 up to this year.
“The evidence shows he was the perpetrator or one of the perpetrators at all the scenes of burglary and theft .”
Police however dismissed claims that Sipapa has all along been protected by big shots in security after the presidential advisor on defence, Lt Gen Proscovia Nalweyiso recently came out to say that she had ordered the withdrawal of the UPDF guards who had earlier been given to Sipapa.
Lt. Gen Nalweyiso noted that she has for long tried to deal with Sipapa whom she said is a thief.
“I don’t think he is being accused falsely. I have been tracking him and I know he leads a gang of thugs who break into people’s homes,” Lt Gen Nalweyiso said.
She insisted that having taken a photo with President Museveni a few years back, Sipapa used this opportunity to hoodwink the public that he is working for the president.
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