How Economic Recession Made Me Steal N5.675m From Diamond Bank – Cleaner

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

The 29 year-old 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 however recovered by the police, which said that the suspect had been charged to court.

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.”

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.

The state Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Bello, said the crime was reported to the police in October, 2016, by the bank, adding that the matter was then transferred from Karu Divisional Police Headquarters to the SCIID for investigations.

“The devil of economy recession pushed me into the crime” – Cleaner who stole N5.675m

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

 

The 29 year-old 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 however recovered by the police, which said that the suspect had been charged to court.

 

Oko said 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.”

 

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.

 

The state Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Bello, said the crime was reported to the police in October, 2016, by the bank, adding that the matter was then transferred from Karu Divisional Police Headquarters to the SCIID for investigations.

Brussels Attack: Suicide Bomber Worked As A Cleaner

Reports have disclosed that one of the ISIS bombers who executed the Brussels attacks  was a worker at the European Parliament as a cleaner.

The Sun reports that suicide bomber Laachraoui had been employed by a cleaning company contracted by the European Parliament, and took on the role as a summer job while he was a student.

The 24 -year- old bomber worked in EU parliament between 2009 and 2010.

According to European Parliament spokesman, Jaume Duch Guillot,  “the European Parliament confirms that seven and six years ago, one of the perpetrators of the Brussels terrorist attacks worked for a period of one month for a cleaning company which was contracted by the European Parliament at the time.

“As a student, he held a summer holiday job cleaning at the Parliament for one month in 2009 and one month in 2010. Those were the only instances he worked at the Parliament.

“As required by the contract, the cleaning firm submitted proof of the absence of a criminal record to the European Parliament,” Guillot said.

Guillot reiterated further that the bomber did not have a criminal record at the time and provided proof of this before taking on the job.

Credit: Nation

Retired Cleaner Donates N10,000 Pension To Support Buhari’s War Against Corruption

A pensioner, Mrs Rose Julius, on Monday, donated her monthly pension of N10,000 to support the Buhari administration’s war against corruption.
Julius announced the donation while presenting the N10,000 to Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President in Abuja.

 

The retired cleaner, who worked with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, also promised a monthly contribution of N1,000 toward the rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country.
She said that the donation was because she was convinced that President Muhammadu Buhari was a tested man of integrity who could be trusted to restore the lost glory of Nigeria and drastically curb corruption in the country.

 

The pensioner also commended the President’s efforts to end the Boko Haram insurgency and rehabilitate IDPs.

 

Receiving the donation on behalf of the President, Adesina thanked Julius for her faith in the Buhari administration.

 

He said “we have a pact with Nigerians to change things for the better and we are on the right track.

 

“President Buhari and his team are working tirelessly to revamp the economy, combat terrorism and curb corruption.”

 

 

(NAN)