Cleaner Confesses: How I Stole N5.675m From Diamond Bank

A desperate cleaner Peter Oko has confessed how he stole as much as N5.675 million from the New Nyanya branch of Diamond Bank, where he worked.

The 29 year-old man stated that he took 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 later recovered by the police, which said that the suspect had been charged to court.

Mr. Oko told Northern City News at the Nasarawa State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department in Lafia that he carried out the theft alone, saying, “As a cleaner, I knew where all the keys were kept.”

He added, “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.”

The suspect said he stole the money without the knowledge of the bank workers, adding that he had access to all the foreign currencies in the bank as he knew where they were kept.

“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.”

Mr Oko blamed the poor economic situation in Nigeria 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.


  1. That's serious, this guy is dangerous but at this jet age, I believe the bank ought to have camera that would have easily help them expose the thief at instance.

  2. but why na? people should leave the theft thing for the politician

  3. Wao! All the senior bank personnel should be sacked immediately for that security lapses

  4. see what money is causing


  6. The thief inside is always deadlier....

  7. hmmmm go and face the roten part of the law


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