CID has confirmed that they have grilled three DFCU Bank officials in connection with theft of customers’ deposits.
CID Spokesperson Charles Twine confirmed the development though he declined to divulge the identities of the bank officials.
“The DFCU case was formally reported here and investigations are ongoing,” he was quoted.
“Some three people were picked, interrogated and released on bond because this is a crime that was committed electronically,” he added.
On Monday, DFCU came with a statement that confirmed that electronic fraud had taken place within the bank in May. However, they did not divulge details.
“In May 2019, the bank detected a case of fraud that immediately reported to the police (CID HDQTRS GEF 604/2019) and investigations are on going,” the bank’s statement read.
Initial online reports put the figure at Shs10billion though neither DFCU nor Police has confirmed the figure.
Twine said police detectives and their cyber crime team have already picked the logs and are analysing them to establish how the fraudulent transactions were done.
It had also been revealed that some of the suspects are not workers in the bank and are outside the country.
“They were within the bank and others outside. They gave in their story but with electronic offences we don’t rely on stories. There are people we 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,” Twine said.