Police at Jinja Road are holding Jeremy Adome for allegedly stealing $ 80,000 from the Room 107 at Speke Apartments.
The fake dollars allegedly stolen belonged to socialite Sheila Nandege alias Don Zella 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 was a resident in the building, is seen accessing room 107 with another person yet to be arrested.
The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire said Adome 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 Wednesday.
But upon interrogation by security, Adome said that the fake dollars he was found with was what he got in the room at the hotel and that he had no other $60,000 dollars.
Speke Apartments has however asked the American Embassy, head of the European Union and the Financial Intelligence Authority to investigate the source of counterfeit currency in form of American dollars and other European currencies that were found as exhibits from supposedly suspects that stage managed a robbery at the apartments.
“I write to bring to your attention the following facts; There is a recent matter reported at Jinja Road Police station, Vide reference SDRE 15/25/12/2020 where a renown socialite one Shelia Nandege also known as Don Zella had complained of a break in to a hotel apartment at Speke Apartment where she allegedly lost up to United States Dollars Ninety Thousand ($90,000). As you will see on your own investigations, she did not seem eager to follow up with the police on this matter and never asked on the state of the American currency.”