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Friday, 12 April 2019

Barclays Bank cashier held over Shs135 million theft



Police are holding a cashier Barclays Bank cashier who allegedly withdrew Shs135 million from a client’s account and stole the cash.
The suspect who is being detained at Katwe Police Station, is attached to the bank’s Ndeeba branch in Kampala.
Mr Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, says the suspect was arrested on Tuesday on accusations of tampering with a client’s account.
“It is alleged that she tempered with a client’s account and stole the money. We began our investigations which proceeded very well,” Mr Onyango said.
He said that the initial complaint was that the accused had stolen Shs38 million but a forensic audit involving police detectives and bank management showed that Shs135 million had illegally been withdrawn from the client’s account.
“At the moment, we are not going to talk about whose account was tampered with,” Mr Onyango said.
Mr Onyango said the case file is almost complete and will next week be forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for perusal and legal advice.
The Barclays Bank incident comes five days after police officers at Kampala Central Police Station released two Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) staff who were arrested for allegedly stealing Shs700 million  from several clients’ accounts.
Daniel Kirumira Kalinda and Christine Namazzi were released following a court order by the Buganda Road Court Principal Grade One Magistrate, Mr Robert Mukanza ordering their unconditional release from custody since they were not being produced in court.
Mr Onyango said Kalinda was arrested for defrauding clients of DTB by transferring the money to Namazzi’s account.
“A case was reported and investigations began. We made several recoveries [of money] and a lot of evidence,” Mr Onyango said.

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