Renown city tycoon Charles Otim popularly known as Sipapa and his beloved wife Shamirah Nakiyemba are to spend their Christmas holiday in prison until 19 January 2023.

The grade one Court Magistrate Patience Tukundane gave this ruling in the Luzira prison where the couple is up to date.

The new charges included money laundering in which the prosecution alleges that he bought luxurious cars and other items using money obtained through criminal activities.

Police arrested his wife who was termed as a conspirator in the usage of a harmful substance to render victims unconscious before robbing them of their property including money, laptops, phones, TV screens, and a golden belt.

Furthermore, the police’s Directorate of Crime Intelligence tracked down and arrested Sipapa in Tororo District after detectives said they recovered $70,000 (sh266m) of what they believed to be part of the stolen $429,000 (sh1.6b).

The couple will return to court on January 19th, 2023 for further hearing of their charges following thorough investigations.


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