Imagine a bank cleaner stealing millions from a bank. This is the story of 29 year old man, Peter Oko, who stole N5.675 million from the New Nyanya branch of Diamond Bank, where he worked.
He had taken the keys to the vault, stole the money and hid it in a carton, which he took home after the close of work. The money was however recovered by the police, which said that the suspect had been charged to court.
He confessed “As a cleaner, I knew where all the keys were kept. I single-handedly carried out the operation because I have been working as a cleaner in the bank for the past 10 years and my eyes had been on one of the keys to the vault, where the bank used to keep all its money.
“As a cleaner, my attention was not only on the keys, but on how I will carry out the operation successfully without being caught by either the security or any staff of the bank.” He added “As a cleaner, I knew where all the secret files were kept and where the bank kept its keys where you can have access to dollars, Nigerian currency and all other currencies. The devil of economy recession pushed me into the crime; I have never committed a criminal act before, luck ran out on me and I was caught in the process,” he stated.