By Ivan Mwine
The Police in Kabalagala are hunting for city socialite cum music promoter Charles Sunday Olim aka Sipapa over allegations of robbing over USD429,000 from a South Sudanese businessman.
According to Police spokesperson SCP Fred Enanga, Sipapa together with others at large between 28th and 29th August, 2022, the said money and other denominations and other valuable items from Jacob Arok, a South Sudanese businessman.
It is said that besides the money, Sipapa and group also stole a flat screen TV, iPhones, gold jewelry and computers among others, from Arok’s home in Bunga.
“So far four suspects have been arrested to help the police with investigations,” Enanga said during a press briefing on Monday at the police headquarters in Naguru, adding that the police are currently hunting for Sipapa, who is the prime suspect.
He revealed that one of the suspects in custody is Sipapa’s live-in lover identified as Shamirah Nakiyimba to help them in establishing where he could be hiding.
Enanga said Nakiyimba was arrested after she attempted to hide USD70,000 in a shoe.
Also, gold jewelry and other stolen items were retrieved from under her bed.
It should however be noted that although he poses around town as a loaded music promoter, Sipapa’s name has often been linked to robbery scandals.
Actually, some time back he was severely clobbered by residents living along Prince Charles Drive in Kololo after he was allegedly caught trying to break into someone’s home to rob.
His captors clobbered Sipapa to pulp and left him lying inn a trench for dead, only to be rescued by cops where on patrol.
The cops drove him to Mulago Referral Hospital where he was handcuffed on a sickbed but he somehow reportedly fled with the handcuffs because in the morning when the cops returned to process his case he was nowhere to be seen.
He later managed to infiltrate and join the National Resistance Movement (NRM) ranks as a top mobilizer and immediately opened war against members and supporters of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party led by Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
A few months ago, Sipapa was again in the news over allegations of reckless driving and disrespecting other motorists and although the police threatened to arrest him then they never did so.