John Edward of No. 5 Kabineh Street in Kenema died of suffocation on Saturday morning after he sneaked into a petrol tanker.
The incident took place at the Mobil Spot, and John who had been cleaning the tanker, was not lucky this time.
According to reports, John had been warned about the way he was going about the cleaning exercise because he was always trying to scoop fuel from it for onward sales.
The tanker with registration number ACF 744 was packed and John in his characteristic cleaning style climbed into it.
The matter is being investigated.