By Uganda Online Media
Kampala: The Inspector-General of Police, Martins Okoth Ochola has ordered the Traffic Police Director to impound all vehicles belonging to city socialite Charles Olim, a.k.a Sipapa for being a nuisance on city roads.
According to police spokesperson Fred Enanga, the matter has been brought to the IGP’s attention after several complaints from the public about Sipapa’s rampant behavior and impunity on city roads.
“The matter was brought to the attention of the Inspector General of Police. It has been well acknowledged and instructions to the Police Traffic and Road Safety Director to ensure the vehicle is traced wherever it is,” Enanga said on Monday
On several occasions, road users have accused Sipapa who moves in a convoy of two vehicles with armed UPDF Guards of knocking other road users, especially motorists, and taking off after threatening them with guns.
In 2020, Sipapa’s convoy caused a commotion after he opened fire at a group of National Unity Platform supporters in Kamwokya near the offices leaving a number of them with injuries.
The same matter was raised over the weekend by NTV journalist Andrew Kyamagero noting that the ‘mighty’ Sipapa who was driving a numberless vehicle in the company of armed security personnel had knocked another person’s car before threatening to shoot the victim and later took off.
Following the incident, Social media has since been awash with complaints from members of the public asking for security intervention into Sipapa’s rampant behavior.
Fred Enanga has thus assured the public that the matter has reached the Police chief and it will be handled with immediate effect.
“We have ever arrested him at Kira road but that day there was an understanding between him and the victim. They settled the matter but we have never arrested him. Sipapa is someone who is arrestable. “ he noted
Enanga noted that he would soon reach out to the Traffic Police director to find out whether Sipapa’s vehicle has been impounded or not as had been directed by the IGP.
“We shall generate a report to be shared with the respective authority to ensure action is taken. We just need to get to know how far with the directive. It is something acknowledged by the IGP and instructions given to the director” he added.