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Safari’s Director Arrested Over sh326m Fraud

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The Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has remanded Sheenah Ndamiya the Director of Kadodi 256 Ndamiya Safaris Limited on charges of electronic fraud of more than sh326.9m.  

Ndamiya was on Tuesday arraigned before Court presided over by Grade One Magistrate Winnie Nankya Jatiko.

The Court has heard that Ndamiya also known as Namara between January 2018 and February 25th 2018, in Kampala City by means of deception and with intention of securing unfair and unlawful gain, deliberately performed a fraudulent online transaction onto Pegasus Technology Limited’s payment platform amounting to 326,905,575, purporting that the same was payment for services rendered by.

Kadodo 256 Ndamiya Safari Limited to various Visa Card owners/clients whereas not. She was also charged with receiving stolen property. The Prosecution alleges that the money was received via her account number held at Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited. Ndamiya however denied the charges.

Prosecution’s Allan Mucunguzi said that investigations are complete and asked the Court to fix a hearing date.

She was remanded to Luzira Women’s Prison until April 8, 2024.

In 2020 Pegasus technologies reported a case at Jinja road police indicating that there was unauthorized access to its system. MTN, Airtel and Stanbic Bank later issued a joint statement acknowledging that their aggregator’s systems had been illegally accessed.

Later a Senior police detective at Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) in Kibuli, told Uganda Radio Network (URN) that hackers who illegally accessed Pegasus an aggregator of Airtel, MTN, Stanbic Bank and Bank of Africa transferred the money allegedly more than sh10bn to simcards fraudulently registered in the name of a local company.

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Many suspects have since been charged in relation with Pegasus Fraud.

*Source – URN*

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