By Alex Balimwikungu
The Chief Magistrate’s Court in Makindye has remanded city socialite, Charles Olim also known as Sipapa to Luzira after being charged with robbery of over sh1.6b belonging to a South Sudan national Jacob Arok
Sipapa, who was on the run after the heist, was earlier this week arrested and detained at Kabalagala Police over alleged involvement at the home of Jacob Arok a South Sudan national, in Kawuku-Bunga in Kampala on the night of August 28, 2022.
Several items, including cash amounting to $429000 (sh1.6b), four iPhones, apple laptops, a dell laptop, gold jewellery for the wife and a 65-inch Samsung tv among others were stolen.
On Friday afternoon, Sipapa, 33, was arraigned before Makindye grade one magistrate Lorna Tukundane and charges related to aggravated robbery contrary to section 285and 286 of the Penal Code Act read for him together with the wife, Shamilah Nakiyimba.
They, however, denied the charges, but the state prosecutor, Eunice Akullo, told court that investigations into the matter are still ongoing.
The magistrate, Lorna Tukundane, consequently remanded Sipapa and his wife to Luzira until September, 19