The Makindye Magistrates Court has remanded businessman Charles Olim commonly known as Sipapa and his wife to Luzira prison.
The court charged Sipapa with six counts of aggravated robbery. Sipapa was charged alongside his wife Shamirah Nakiyemba a designer as they were arraigned on Friday before Grade One Magistrate Patience Lorna Tukundane.
The court heard that Sipapa and Nakiyemba and others still at large during the night of August 29th, 2022 at Bunga Kawuku Makindye Division in Kampala District robbed six South Sudan nationals of different items and cash.
Among the victims is Jacob Arok Mul was robbed of 429,000 United States Dollars, (1.6 billion shillings), two mobile phones, an iPhone silver blue in color valued at 3,200 United States Dollars, a Samsung, and a Flat Screen TV 75 inches valued at 4,000 United States Dollars.
On the same night, it’s alleged they robbed Mary Ateng an iPhone 12 Pro Max Gold in Color valued at 5 million shillings, a Golden belt, and a Golden Chain both valued at 10,000 United States Dollars (38 million shillings) and two gold rings valued at 500 United States Dollars.
The suspects are further alleged that they also robbed Chol Ateng of an iPhone 11 Pro Dark Green in color valued at 800,000 shillings, a Dell laptop, a charger valued at 1,000 USD, and 500,000 cash.
Other victims suspected to be robbed is Deng Arok of an Apple Macbook Air Laptop valued at 5 million shillings and an iPhone valued at 5 million shillings. And also at the home of another victim Abig Yar, Sipapa, the wife others are allegedly stole a laptop and an iPhone all valued at 5 million shillings. And robbed James Manyok was 400,000 shillings.
When robbing, Sipapa and his wife reportedly used a substance that made all their victims unconscious which made it easier for them to execute their crimes successfully.
State Attorney Eunice Akullo told the court that investigations into this case are still ongoing. They were remanded to Luzira prison until September 19.
The accused city burglar was arrested on Wednesday two days after his wife was arrested with the rest have been in custody.
The Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga on Monday told journalists that they recently conducted a search at Sipapa’s home and most of the items which place them at the scene of the crime were recovered.
Sipapa has involved in a number of chaos in the city, but always remained untouched. Once was seen moving along with the AK47 guns.
And his bragging has been arraigned to his connection with the present Museveni.
Even the IGP Martin Ochola ordered his arrest and impounding of his vehicle. However, the IGP’s order were not affected until the robbery at Arok’s home.