A 29 year old cleaner at Diamond Bank, Peter Oko, has confessed how he stole N5.675 million from the New Nyanya branch of the bank where he works.
Oko who took the keys to the vault, stole the money, hid it in a carton, after which he took it home at the close of work.
According to reports, Oko claims to have known where all the keys where kept due to the nature of his job at the bank.
Oko stated that he single handedly carried out the act because he had been working as a cleaner with the bank for the past 10 years and as such he had a good knowledge of where the keys to the vault was kept.
“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.”
“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.”
Oko blamed the economic situation for his action, stating that he had never been involved in a criminal act before now.
“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.