Police at Jinja Road are holding one Adome Jeremy, 36, for allegedly stealing 80,000 USD from the Room 107 at Speke Apartments.
Acordding to Asp Luke Owoyesigyire, deputy PRO, Kampala Metropolitan Police, the money allegedly stolen belonged to one Sheila Nandege, 36, who had booked the apartment for 30 days on the December 5th ,2020.
However, according to CCTV footage recovered from the apartment on December 24th 2020 , a one Jeremy who at the same time a resident in the building was seen accessing room 107 with another person yet to be arrested.
Jeremy and the friend were later seen leaving with items fled to his home in Arua.
The police used all relevant information available and was able to trace him to his home. He was arrested on Tuesday 5the Jan 2021.
A sum of 60,000 USD counterfeit money has been recovered from the Jeremy and it has since been exhibited.
He has, however, insisted that the exhibited money is what he stole from the room and the police are investigating these allegations.
While the search for his fellow continues, police calls upon service providers to, at all time, monitor their security to avoid such incidents in the future.