Police at Jinja Road in Kampala are holding one Adome Jeremy/Ojok Jeremiah, 36, for allegedly stealing over 80,000 USD (over Shs300m) from Room number 107 at Speke Apartments, Wampewo.
The money allegedly stolen belonged to socialite Sheila Don Zella alias Sheila Nandege, 36, who had booked the apartment for 30 days on the December 5th ,2020 .
According to CCTV footage recovered from the apartment on December 24th 2020 , the suspect, who is the same time a resident in the building, is seen accessing room 107 with another person yet to be arrested.
“They are later seen leaving with items. The suspect later fled to his home in Arua. The police used all relevant information available and was able to trace him to his home,” Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said in a statement on Wednesday.
“He was arrested Yesterday . A sum of 60,000 USD counterfeit money has been recovered from the suspect and it has since been exhibited.”
Owoyesigyire further added that the suspect has since insisted that the exhibited money is what he stole from the room.
“Police are investigating these allegations. The police are also on the hunt for his accomplice, who was seen in the footage breaking into Room 107 at Speke Apartments.”
He added, “We call upon service providers to, at all time, monitor their security to avoid such incidents in the future.”