Recently, dfcu bank was hit by a mega disaster after hackers stole over Shs10 billion from different branches around Kampala.
The matter was reported to Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (CID) in Kibuli.
According to our sources, when the case was reported to police, one suspect identified as Braise Ombuze was arrested. He was picked from Zainab Aziza Emporium by plain clothes policemen driving a Toyota Noah Vehicle on June 11, 2019.
He was charged with the offense of Electronic Fraud and Theft under a reference Vide CID HQTRS GEF 604/2019 before being detained at CID head offices.
However, Ombuze was granted a police bond on June 29, 2019. He was ordered to appear at Kibuli on July 1, 2019 for reporting.
“And continue to attend until otherwise directed by court further to answer to the said charge,” the police bond reads in part.
Ombuze is among the six suspects who breached dfcu’s system and accessed customers’ information and over Shs10 billion has since been stolen.
We learnt that the masterminds breached some accounts in Kampala late last month and accessed the cash.
Earlier reports suggested the crime was executed by four junior staff and two outsiders.
Prior to this mega heist, sources say hackers first withdrew Shs700 million from customers’ deposits.
In the recent past, the same institution has faced several hacking cases.
Speaking to a local news website, the head of communications at dfcu Rukh-Shana Namuyimba said she wasn’t aware of any hacking when contacted for a comment.
“I am not in position to comment because I am not aware of that,” She said.