Mathias Katamba, Dfcu bank MD

 

Three Dfcu bank officials have appeared at the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) in for interrogation in connection to the theft of unspecified amount of money from the bank.

Charles Twine, the CID Spokesperson confirmed that the three officials whose names remain anonymous for now were interrogated a day ago.

Twine said the officials were grilled after top managers of the bank lodged by the complaint.

“The Dfcu case was formally reported here and investigations are ongoing, he said, adding that, “Some three people were picked, interrogated and released on bond. Because this is a crime that was committed electronically.”

Although Twine declined to reveal how much money was stolen, a forensic audit involving police detectives showed that about Shs10b had illegally been withdrawn from the clients’ accounts.

He also said detectives and their cybercrime 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 last week, this website reported that the heist was masterminded by insiders and outsiders who are well conversant with modern technology used by several banks.

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

Corroborating on the same, Dfcu bank 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 ongoing,” reads a statement released by the bank.