Police at Jinja Road are holding one Jeremy Adome (pictured), 36, who is alleged to have planned a robbery scam with socialite Sheila Nandege popularly known as Don Zella at Sudhir Ruparelia’s Speke Apartments.
Adome allegedly stole 80,000 USD from the Room 107 at Speke Apartments.
The money allegedly stolen belonged to Nandege, 36, who had booked the apartment for 30 days on the December 5th ,2020
Sources say the planned scam involved Don Zella’s sister Hamidah Shanita who slept with the suspect in the next room to Don Zella for seven hours on 24th December 2020 before the said robbery.
“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,” Asp Luke Owoyesigyire, Deputy PRO KMP said.
He added that the police used all relevant information available and was able to trace him to his home.
He was arrested on Tuesday.
“A sum of 60,000 USD counterfeit money has been recovered from the suspect and it has since been exhibited.
He has, however, insisted that the exhibited money is what he stole from the room,” he said.
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.
We call upon service providers to, at all time, monitor their security to avoid such incidents in the future,” he added.