CID spokesperson, Charles Twine confirmed that the three officials whose names he didn’t disclose were indeed interrogated on Tuesday following an official complaint lodged by the the bank's top management.
“The dfcu case was formally reported here and investigations are ongoing. Some three people were picked, interrogated and released on bond. Because this is a crime that was committed electronically,” Twine said.
Although Twine declined to reveal how much money was stolen, media reports put the figure at Shs 8 billion. He also said detectives and their cyber crime team have already picked the computer logs and are analyzing them to establish how the fraudulent transactions were done.
Police said some of the suspects in the crime are not workers of the bank and are actually 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're 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.
Police urged dfcu bank customers to be patient because steps are being taken to ensure culprits are brought to book. Twine applauded the dfcu top management for informing CID in time to conduct investigations.
They reportedly ordered the three bank employees who were winding up the day's business to lead them to the safe where cash is kept. They assaulted the trio, demanding for the keys of the safe in vain. One female staff was reportedly raped.