One of the suspects in the matter in which DFCU bank was reportedly defrauded has gone missing is suspected to have fled the country, CID spokesperson Charles Twine has said.
Twine, according to news portal URN, also confirmed that three bank officials were interrogated on Tuesday and released on bond.
“There are people we’re 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,” he said.
“The dfcu case was formally reported here and investigations are ongoing. Some three people were picked, interrogated and released on bond,” Twine said.
The police boss did not divulge the identity of the suspect but a one Braise Ombuze was last month charged with the offence of Electronic Fraud and Theft under a reference Vide CID HQTRS GEF 604/2019.
This week DFCU broke the silence on reports that it had lost at least Shs 10 billion after hackers breached its computer system in May.
In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the bank said an investigation into the matter was ongoing.
“In May 2019, the Bank detected a case of fraud that was immediately reported to the police (CID HDQTRS GEF 604/2019) and investigations are ongoing,” the statement read in part.
The brief statement claimed that stories about the incident had been taken out of context while not giving further details about the incident.
“Unfortunately, reports of this incident have been grossly and maliciously misrepresented in an attempt to damage the reputation of the Bank, destabilise the banking sector and the economy in general …. We urge the public to disregard the continued malicious publications and treat them with the contempt they deserve.”