By Annette Amondi
Business woman and socialite Zari Hassan’s Instagram account was hacked last week on the same day she was celebrating her daughter’s birthday.
The hackers had demanded four thousand dollars in bitcoins as ransom for her account.
Just days after the hacking incident, Zari has managed to secure the arrest of the man who allegedly hacked her account.
According to reports, a Ugandan man known as Jemba Farid Gilbert or Omo Dada was behind the hack.
Omo is said to have helped Zari’s account to get verification and therefore knew the account details.
Uganda Online reported that Zari Hassan’s investigations led to Farid who has always had access to her social media accounts
After his arrest, Farid denied hacking the account saying that he has always had the log in details given to him by Zari herself.
He spent two days in police custody before he was released on bond.
According to police spokesperson, Luke Oweyesigyire who confirmed the arrest, Farid’s laptop and cell phones were confiscated to help with investigations.