By our reporter

Diamond Trust Bank Limited (DTB) has fired its employee who allegedly leaked details of bank accounts containing billions of shillings belonging to former Bank of Uganda Director In charge of Supervision Justine Bagyenda.

In a public notice issued by a local newspaper, DTB informed the general public that their staff Peter OKachi ceased to be an employee of the bank effective March 5, 2018.

“The public is hereby rectified that he is not authorized to transact any business on behalf of the bank. You are cautioned not to deal with him in any matter pertaining to the bank,” DTB noted.

On Thursday, DTB came to confirm that indeed Bagyenda has accounts with them containing billions of shillings and went ahead to apologize to her (Bagyenda) for the leaked  details.

In the notice, DTB revealed that after leaking of Bagyenda’s account details, they carried out an extensive investigation and established that one of their staff was compromised to access her (Bagyenda) accounts in the bank system.

“Confidential details relating to the accounts were leaked to outsiders and apparently used to create grossly distorted allegations about Mrs Bagyenda’s alleged bank account balances.

The bank further disassociated itself from the unprofessional and illegal actions of the staff and those who may have corruptly procured them to carry out the misdeed.

DTB also alleged that it has initiated necessary disciplinary proceedings against them and will make a formal criminal complaint.

Last week, Bagyenda shocked the nation when when it was revealed that her bank accounts contained shs20 billion.