RIB arrests 12 in cyber fraud attempt on Equity Bank

By IGIHE
On 1 November 2019 at 01:21

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested an organized group of 12 people comprising of 8 Kenyans, 3 Rwandans and 1 Ugandan over a cyber-fraud attempt on Equity Bank.

According to RIB, ‘this group was arrested while in the process of hacking into the bank system to steal money from clients’ accounts’.

“The suspects have been arrested today. Investigations are underway to track more members of the ring,” RIB spokesperson, Marie Michelle Umuhoza has told IGIHE.

She said that the case file has been submitted to the Prosecution for further management.

RIB explained that the group came to Rwanda after failure to defraud Equity Bank in Kenya and Uganda.

RIB commended all those who shared information that led to the arrest of suspects and urged the public to remain vigilant and always share information that can be used to prevent crime.


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