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    Did Sipapa Steal Public Servants Pension Money! Socialite’s Shs1.65bn Case Takes New Twist; Security To Investigate How South Sudan National Sneaked Money Into Uganda….



    The Shs1.65bn aggravated robbery case against self-claimed city businessman Charles Olim alias Sipapa, wife Shamira Nakiyimba and others has taken a new twist.

    Detectives from police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) who are investigating the matter have revealed that they have started investigating how the huge amounts of money entered the country in cash and its purpose.

    “We are going to record additional statements from Jacob Arok, the complainant in the Shs1.65bn aggravated robbery matter. We want him to tell us how he brought that money into the country, who helped him and how much he had spent before it was stolen from him,” a detective said.

    He added that investigations indicate that Shs1.65bn is part of the money which was supposed to be paid as pension to South Sudan public servants.

    Sources said that detectives established that Arok is a South Sudan Commissioner in charge of South Sudan Pension Fund and he might have smuggled the money into the country from South Sudan.

    Sources disclosed that the South Sudan government recently complained to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni that there are a number of government officials who steal public funds and invest the money in Uganda.

    They pleaded with the President to repatriate such officials back to South Sudan so that they are prosecuted.

    In another development, detectives have also arrested Sulaiman Kaliisa alias DJ Black, a friend to celebrated musician Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleon, on allegations that he was part of Sipapa’s deadly gang that terrorises the business community around Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono.

    On Friday, the accused persons were charged before Makindye Chief Magistrates Court and remanded to Luzira prison after denying all the six counts of aggravated robbery.

    State alleges that the accused persons together with others still at large broke into Arok’s home and stole Shs1.65bn in dollars, television sets, expensive phones and part of the exhibits were recovered from Sipapa’s home at Kira Municipality Wakiso district.

    In his statement that he recorded at Kabalagala police station, Sipapa accused fellow gold dealers of being behind what he called fabricated criminal charges against him.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki



    6 Arrested For Sex Trafficking



    Police in Kiira and Jinja City has arrested at least 6 suspects involved in grooming boys into sodomy, homosexuality, and recording pornography.

    The suspects were arrested from Mpumudde zone, Jinja City and are currently detained at Kiira police station.

    These include Kalungi Fabian, Kiiza Brian, Menya Sadat, Ibanda Godfrey, Katumba Hamuza and Wasajja Shafic

    According to a statement issued by Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, Ibanda Geoffrey and Kiiza Brian were found in possession of 192 Sackets of lubricants, shirts and stags with LGBTQ Logos, metallic banner of peace and comfort with LGBTQ flag.

    Enanga says the suspects were involved in recording sex videos in exchange for money from LGBTQ donors.

    “It was established that members of the criminal sex gang recorded sex videos and also streamed live sessions, which they submitted to LGBTQ donors for funding of their activities,” he said.

    Police says some of the 6 suspects were examined and found to be HIV positive and effortstto trace their victims are ongoing.

    Enanga says police is getting reports about sexual networks that are sex trafficking minors and teenagers, and ushering them into sodomy.

    “We are continuing to get concerns of several criminal sexual networks that are actively involved in sex trafficking of minors and teenage boys, who are recruited into acts of sodomy and other unnatural practices in Busoga region, Wakiso and Kampala area,” he said.

    According to police, victims are introduced into such vices through man friends, drugs and parties.

    Fred Enanga urged Ugandans to fight the acts of sex trafficking that are continuing to grow.

    “These acts of sex trafficking of male juvenile is heinous and disturbing crime, which calls upon every Ugandan, to concert efforts in fighting it,”he said.

    Police is carrying out investigations to safeguard the public and any other victims of child sexual exploitation.


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    NUP Women Protestors Granted Bail



    Women Protestors belonging to the National Unity Platform (NUP) have been granted bail by Law Development Centre (LDC) Court.

    The Protestors who held a protest on women’s day were granted a case bail of Shs100,000 on March 20th. This followed a production warrant to produce them in court before March 29th, the initial day they had to be arraigned in court.

    The 10 women were arrested on women’s day during a protest in which they demanded for the release of political prisoners, called for stoppage of torture and abductions.

    These include Kyeone Stella, Nakiku Allen, Namtovu Milly, Nankya Fiona, Sselonga Rukia, Bulungi Jackie, Nantume Allen, Namutyaba Sylvia, Rwamto Apio Flavia and Nyanzi Elizabeth.

    David Lewis Rubongoya, the general secretary NUP said it is unfortunate that freedom of assembly has been suppressed in Uganda.

    “It is very unfortunate that the freedom of assembly has been taken away from Ug. We are happy that they hv been released on bail but we condemn the arrest of all those that have come out to protest and got arrested,”he said.

    Hanifah Nabukeera, woman MP Mukono, who acted as lawyer of the accused said she was surprised by the cash court asked.

    Nabukeera said court usually charges them exorbitant bail fees to fail their bail application which wasn’t the case today.





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    Truck Rams Into School, Kills 3 Students



    3 people have lost their lives while 18 have sustained life threatening injuries following an accident at Kasaka Senior Secondary School in Gomba on March 14th, 2023.

    A driver of a sino truck registration number UBL 790J lost control and rammed into Kasaka Senior Secondary School computer laboratory killing three on spot.

    The deceased are S.5 student Evelyn Namagembe, Mawanda Bosco (s.2) and Asege Hilda a candidate in her form four.

    The incident was confirmed by traffic police spokesperson Faridah Nampiima.

    “It is alleged that the sino truck driver lost control and rammed into Kasaka Senior Secondary School fence, proceeded through to the school computer lab that was occupied by students, killing three students on spot and injuring other 18,” Nampiima said in a statement.

    Nampiima further said that the truck driver Wanume Abudala, 26, has been arrested following the incident.

    “We have arrested the truck driver a one Wanume Abudala a 26 year old,” she said.

    The traffic police spokesperson says police is carrying out more investigations on the incident.




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