Two people have been arrested for alleged hacking into accounts of Centenary Bank and transferring millions of shillings.
The two identified as Denis Etumu and Shalih Ajuna were picked from different areas of Kampala after being trailed by intelligence personnel from Central Police Station (CPS) Kampala.
Etumu was the first to be arrested around Mini Price in downtown Kampala. He was thereafter used to set up Ajuna who was also arrested.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire, Centenary Bank officials had earlier filed a complaint indicating that the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) had been hacked by unknown personnel.
“When they complained that someone had interfered with their ATMs especially the one at Mini Price, we began investigations to establish who was behind the fraud, ” Owoyesigire told Uganda Radio Network.
Police initially retrieved CCTV camera footage around Mini Price which they used to single out Etumu.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the suspects had set the ATMs in a way that they could easily retrieve details from various accounts.
Among the accounts which were hacked and money transferred Account number 3020076995 belonging to Prossy Nabukenya from which Shillings 510,000 was transferred, 3200799791 belonging to Proscovia Nalwayeso from which Shillings two million was transferred and 3201566519 belonging to Eva Mukasini from which Shillings 650,000 was transferred among many others.