Socialite Charles Olim alias Sipapa, his wife Nakiyimba Shamirah and their co-accused have been produced at Makindye Chief Magistrate Court and charged with aggravated robbery of Shs1.6 billion at the home of a South Sudanese national in Bunga.
The Grade One Magistrate, Patience Tukundane, remanded the group to Luzira Upper Prison till September 19 for six offences of aggravated robbery.
Sipapa was arrested this week on Wednesday. According to police, the robbery occurred at the home of Jacob Arok, a South Sudanese national, of Kawuku zone, in Bunga, on the night of August 28th and 29th.
Police say thieves broke into the home after applying suspected chloroform to the occupants who were asleep.
They robbed cash of $429,000 (about Sh1.6billion), four iPhones, two Apple laptops, a Dell laptop, gold jewellery for his wife, and a 65-inch Samsung TV, among others.
During its investigation, police tracked down an iCloud signal from one of the stolen iPhones. This led them right to Sipapa’s home in Kityo close, Buwate in Kira Division. At Sipapa’s home, they found the items that had been stolen from Arok. These include; $70,000, four iPhones, three laptops, gold jewellery, an iPhone charger, and a mac pro charger.