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CID grill dfcu bank officials on stolen customers’ money

Criminal Investigations Division of the Police has grilled dfcu bank officials on stolen clients’ money. (PHOTO/File)

KAMPALA – Three to dfcu bank officials have appeared at the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) in connection to the theft of unspecified among of customer’s deposits.

Mr. Charles Twine the CID Spokesperson confirmed that the three officials whose names he didn’t disclose were indeed interrogated a day ago.

He said, these were quizzed following an official complaint lodged by the dfcu top leadership.

“The DFCU case was formally reported here and investigations are ongoing, he said.

“Some three people were picked, interrogated and released on bond. Because this is a crime that was committed electronically,” Mr. Twine said.

Although Twine declined to reveal how much money was stolen, a forensic audit involving police detectives showed that about UGX10b had illegally been withdrawn from the clients accounts.

He also said detectives and their cyber crime team have already picked the logs and are analyzing them to establish how the fraudulent transactions were done.

Police said some of the suspects in the crime are not workers of the bank and are actually outside the country.

“They were within the bank and others outside. They gave in their story but with electronic offences we don’t rely on stories. There are people were vigorously looking for and one of them is outside the country. We shall use the normal process to trace for him and bring him back,” Twine said.

Early this week quoting sources, this website reported that the heist was masterminded by insiders and outsiders who are well conversant with modern technology used by several banks in Uganda.

Police urged dfcu bank customers to be patient because steps are being taken to ensure culprits are brought to book.

Corroborating on the same, dfcu management on Monday confirmed that Police were notified on the high-level fraud and that bank staffs are being investigated.

“In May 2019, the bank detected a case of fraud that immediately reported to the police (CID HDQTRS GEF 604/2019) and investigations are on going,” reads a statement released by the bank.

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