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Mobile banking agent jailed for theft of Shs 100m –

ByCindy J. Daddario

Apr 5, 2022

By our journalist

Asha Utamuriza, an employee of Trnitel Uganda Limited, was remanded to Luzira prison over allegations that she stole more than 100 million shillings from her bosses at Mindset Solutions Uganda limited.

Utamuriza, who was arrested a few days ago by Special Investigations Division (SIU) officers in Kireka, marched on Monday April 4, 2022 before Nakawa Freshman Magistrate Posiano Odwori and charged with two counts of theft .

According to the indictment seen by our reporter, Utamuriza allegedly stole Shs84M on March 22, 2022 from an account owned and managed by Mindset Solutions Uganda Limited, located in Ntinda, Kampala.

Utamuriza arraigned before Nakawa Freshman Magistrate

Utamuriza is also suspected of stealing
Shs25,267,000 from another account belonging to Trnitel Uganda Limited.

Although she denied the charges, sources with knowledge of the matter reveal that the said money was a bank fund owned by Mindset Solutions Uganda limited, which operates a mobile banking business.

The owners of the company, which has a business relationship with Trnitel Uganda limited, are said to have decided to report the electronic financial fraud after observing discrepancies in transactions on their accounts.
The sources reveal that initially upon her arrest, Utamuriza initially denies the fraudulent dealings, but after being pressed and shown all the evidence, she admitted, and thus was exhibited in court.

However, after denying the charges, she was remanded to Luzira prison until April 19, 2022 because all her sureties lacked some of the documents required by the court to grant her bail.

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