Police in Mukono district, together with the Crime Intelligence task team, have arrested a man suspected of hacking into a mobile money system and causing the loss of millions of shillings.
Police identified the suspect as Kaporonyo Sabiiti, a 48-year-old resident of Namugongo in Wakiso district.
According to the police, the suspect made millions of shillings by hacking into mobile money systems operated by agents in Mukono, Jinja, Misindye, Kiira division, Kinoni, and Nagalama, among others.
He had also allegedly customized his car’s registration number plates, believing his car movements would not be detected.
“An immediate search led to the recovery of four Airtel lines and a hacking machine. His motor vehicle, a Toyota Harrier, registration number UBD 612P, white in colour, was also impounded,” said the police.