Mbarara: ATM Fraudster Netted



Police in Mbarara have in custody a 50-year-old man suspected to have been involved in fraud at various banks in the municipality.

The suspect, Barnabas Muhereza is a resident of Nansana Municipality in Wakiso district.

Police says on Sunday, Muhereza was nabbed by a security guard swapping customers’ ATM cards Dfcu bank Mbarara branch.

Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police spokesperson, says Muhereza upon arrest was found in possession of six ATM cards of different banks that include Equity bank, Centenary bank, Opportunity Bank, Dfcu bank and Barclay’s bank.

The cards were in the names of Jennifer Draniru, Nsiimire Shallon, Nantanga Salimah, David Njawuzi, Nalubega Faridah and Patrick Kyomya.

“We believe that there is a racket that works with him and we have launched a hunt on them” Kasasira added.

Muhereza is not a first time offender according to the police mouthpiece.

Last year, he was taken to court on charges of kidnap and aggravated robbery, but the charges were later dropped by the DPP in Kampala as the complainants lost interest in the case.


Kasasira says Police has now written to the affected banks to contact their customer’s to ascertain ATM cards.


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