By Bola Kougbe
A staff member of Diamond bank, named Peter Oko, has allegedly stolen N5.675 million belonging to the bank. He blamed his action on economic recession.
Oko, 29, who had worked with the bank’s Nyanya branch, in Nasarawa state, for ten years, confessed taking the vault’s key from where it was kept and stealing the money. He also said he hid the stolen money in a carton to avoid raising a suspicion, but moved it at the close of the day’s work.
Also, he claimed to know where different currencies are kept in 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.
“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,” Oko said.
Nasarawa state Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Bello, said the bank alerted the police in October, 2016,.
He added that the matter was then transferred from Karu Divisional Police Headquarters to the SCIID for investigations.