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Ntinda: Three ATM Fraudsters Netted

Police in Ntinda is holding three people, two men and a woman accused of defrauding bank clients and automated teller machines around Kampala.

According to police, the trio, while at Bank of Africa Ntinda branch posed as bank assistants and defrauded a lady only identified Ayesige.

The victim’s card, police says, had developed challenges at the machine and the trio jumped in offering to help, which process, the swapped it with a fake one.

Police said when the victim realised, she rushed and reported the matter to Ntinda police under file number vide SD REF 55/13/06/2018.

In a statement by Kampala metropolitan police, the suspects used the card and withdrew money to a tune of 10m Uganda shillings in intervals and at different bank branches in Kampala.

While investigating the case, police revealed that they retrieved the bank CCTV camera footage which led to the identification of three suspects identified as and Olivia Naiga 30, Ben Kato 37, and Sande Kibuuka Ssalongo 40, a renowned bank fraudster.

Police said that a team of investigators mounted an operation in which the trio were apprehended in the city.

The suspects have since been transferred to Kira Road Police Station as they await to be arraigned in court of law.

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Relatedly, police revealed that the arrest follows previous apprehension and detention of Tonny Muyingo,Mukiibi Hassan and Etunu Denis.

However, police in a statement revealed that it has been established “Through their connections with the courts, Tonny Muyingo and his counterpart Hassan who have been on wanted for over 35 counts of theft  from various banks around Kampala and detained at CPS Kampala were immediately granted bail at Buganda Road Court last week citing weaknesses in investigations.” Reads part of the police statement

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