By Our Reporter
The Police in Entebbe are holding one Geoffrey Wandera,39, a fisherman resident of Abaita Babiri, in Entebbe municipality, over allegations of duping Stanbic Bank clients with intent to steal money from the bank’s Auto Teller Machines (ATM).
According to the police, the suspect was arrested on September 28, 2020 by Stanbic bank security officers and handed over to Entebbe police after he attempted to steal money from a client’s account.
According to ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy police spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police, it is alleged that the suspect joined an old woman in an ATM enclosure and pretended to be helping her. In the process, he switched his fakeATM card with that of the victim.
The ATM rejected the fake card and the suspect, having ‘helped’ in vain, opted to walk away, but the old woman became suspicious and so she made an alarm, which alerted the bank guards, who arrested the suspect.
Upon searching the suspect, he was found in possession of seven ATM cards registered in different names of Sarah Nakawuka; Centenary bank , Isabirye Sula; Eqiuty bank, Nabadda Sarah; Tropical bank , Fred Mwesezi; Pride Microfinance and Bosco Bongomin; Centenary bank. The other two credit cards had faded identities.
The police have since advised all Ugandans to remain vigilant while at ATM points and not to seek any help from strangers .
Detectives at Entebbe Police are calling upon anyone who lost a credit card and his or her name appears on above cards to get in touch with Entebbe Police Station for follow up .
Entebbe Police is also working with other police stations to find out whether they have previously registered any cases against the same person as investigations in the matter continue.