Crime & Investigation

3 Arrested Over Shs34m ATM Card Robberies


seek geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Idi Ibin Ssenkumbi, nurse the police publicist Kampala metropolitan, said that suspects accessed a Stanbic ATM at Nabugabo and another of Centenary found at Nebbi Park in Kampala and managed to withdraw Shs 34,230,000.

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“They were also arrested with 436 ATM cards, 198 belonging to Stanbic and 238 for Centenary bank, respectively,” Ssekumbi clarified.

He identified the suspects as, Farouk Sengoozi, Martin Kiwalabye and Ahmed Kigundu, all residents of Luwero.

Apparently the trio claim that they have a money lending company in the names of Canana Associates Limited, based in Luwero and the ATM cards they were arrested with, belong to their clients.

“Suspicion rose after the three took a long time inside the ATM’s as they were withdrawing deep in the night,” Ssekumbi pointed out.

Ssenkumbi called upon people to come and explain how the three got their cards and that a letter has been written to Bank of Uganda to find out whether it is legal to surrender such cards and all details plus PIN numbers to other persons.

“We suspect that there are people within these banks who connive to get them details of particular accounts. Our judgement is that, the act attracts criminality,” Ssenkumbi said.

He noted that they are investigating the existence of the said company and the authenticity of giving out the cards to non-bearers.


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