Ugandans implicated in Zambian Money Laundering case

The Drug Enforcement Commission’s Anti Money Laundering Investigations Unit in Zambia’s capital Lusaka has arrested 3 Ugandan and 3 Zambians  nationals for money laundering activities involving over 700,000 USD.

Zambian Drug Enforcement Commission, Public Relations Officer, Theresa Katongo has named the suspects as Patrick Kafula aged 38, Makhosana Ndolo 44, Austin Daka 30 all of Zambian nationality.

Katongo said the others are Vincent Ssempijja aged 29, Rashid Kyangulanyi aged 28, and Sylvester Apuli 43 of Ugandan nationality.

Katongo said particulars of the offence are that between January 1, 2020 and July 4, 2020, the accused persons unlawfully possessed 2 key USB loggers, 1 USB flash disk and 1 laptop containing software primarily designed to overcome security measures for the protection of data found on the core banking system.

She stated that the devices enabled the accused persons to access the core banking system of a named bank permitting them to transfer about 700,000 USD from eight corporate accounts of the same bank and credited 79 beneficiary accounts also held at the same bank.

Katongo further stated that the six who are pending court appearance have since been charged for unlawful possession of devices primarily designed to overcome security measures for protection of critical data, unauthorized access to data, theft and money laundering.

The authorities are preparing to arraign all the six suspects before a capable court to pursue the legal process as soon as possible.

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