Police at Jinja Road are holding one Adome Jeremy, 36, for allegedly stealing 80,000 USD from the Room 107 at Speke Apartments in which Socialite Don Zella was residing since December 5th 2020.
According to CCTV footage recovered from the apartment on December 24th 2020 , police says 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.” reads the police statewment.
The police used all relevant information available and was able to trace him to his home until he was arrested ysterday. 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.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.” police advised.