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Bank cashier arrested for stealing Shs 135m from client’s account

Katwe police is holding the cashier of Barclays bank for the alleged theft of Shs 135 million from a client’s account. 

The suspect; Naigaga Nansamba is a cashier at Barclays bank, Ndeeba branch. Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango says Nansamba was picked up on Tuesday on accusations of tampering with a client’s account. 

“It is alleged that she tempered with a client’s account and stole money. They [client] came and reported a case. We began our investigations, which proceeded very well,” Onyango said.
He explains that the initial complaint was that the accused had stolen just Shs 38 million, but a forensic audit involving police detectives and bank management, showed that over Shs 135 million had illegally been withdrawn from the client’s account.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,” he said. 

Onyango said Nansamba’s file is almost complete and will be forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) next week for perusal and legal advice.

The Barclays bank theft incident comes just five days after Kampala Central Police Station (CPS) released two Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) staff who had been arrested on allegations of stealing Shs 700 million from several clients' deposits.

Daniel Kirumira Kalinda and Christine Namazzi were released following a court order issued by the Buganda Road Court principal Grade One magistrate, Robert Mukanza ordering their unconditional release from police custody or else they be produced before court.

Onyango said Kalinda was arrested for defrauding the clients of DTB through transfers to Namazzi account. According to Onyango, Kirumira was withdrawing money from different accounts and sending the money to Namazzi’s account. 


+5 #1 Jonathan Luyirika 2019-04-12 05:00
That scheme of getting rich quick that was introduced by bush war heroes into our system has taught some people to grab whatever they could find.
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+1 #2 Ugthinker 2019-04-12 09:32
Quoting Jonathan Luyirika:
That scheme of getting rich quick that was introduced by bush war heroes into our system has taught some people to grab whatever they could find.

Only if Ugandans knew how toxic these bushmen are to our society! By the time they are done, all we the country will have is just the name.

The social moral fabric has been greatly damaged by these uncultured rulers, whose beastly greed is beyond logic.

I pitty young people who have grown under this regime. Most of them are likely to be affected.
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-1 #3 rubangakene 2019-04-12 20:08
I can get my head around the greedy behaviour of these people. I have searched archives regarding the behaviour of various tribes but in vain, although tribes that were mainly cattle herders before featured most among the "thieving lot".

The Baganda (well they had money before) also came up in my research but theirs is only on a small scale, that is to secure 'concubines' and set them up with a small shop or a stall selling small items by the roadside.

The northerners however will use whatever means to secure that little money for 'marua' or a glass of 'waragi' on a daily basis ("Me para ongoo, amate dong makwii yaa!") minimal needs. This is not a conclusive appraisal of the situation; what do you think?
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0 #4 WADADA roger 2019-04-12 20:51
So, how safe is our money in the hands of Barclays and DTB.

The problem at DTB is Micro management, the boss wants to be involved in everything including supervising sweepers while Barclays under pays their staff, what do you expect.
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