KAMPALA: A prominent cashier at Barclays Bank, Naigaga Nansamba, is being held by the police in Katwe for allegedly stealing Shs135 million from an account of a city tycoon who happens to hold shares in one of the biggest telecom companies in the country.
Ms Nansamba is a cashier at Barclays bank, Ndeeba Branch in Kampala. And according to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, Nansamba was picked up on Tuesday on allegations of tampering with a client’s account in that bank.
“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 said 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a forensic audit involving police detectives and bank management, showed that over Shs 135 million had illegally been withdrawn from the client’s account.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 theft incident at Barclays Bank comes five days after Kampala Central Police Station (CPS) released two Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) staffers who had been arrested on allegations of stealing Shs700 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. Kirumira was allegedly withdrew cash from different accounts and sending the money to Namazzi’s account.