27-year-old cleaner who returned gold worth over N249m gets honoured by authorities (photos)

27-year-old cleaner who returned gold worth over N249m gets honoured by authorities (photos)

A 27-year-old cleaner working in Dubai has been rewarded after returning a bag filled with 15kg gold bars worth over GHC3.7 million.

The trustworthy chap took the bag without tampering with anything and took it to the authorities.

Taher Ali Maqbool first thought the heavy duffle bag was carrying tools belonging to a mechanic as the contents looked like metallic objects.

The bag was left unattended at the corner of a car park and when Taher started cleaning the floor, he became curious and tried to see what it was.

When the Pakistani cleaner lifted it, the bag was pretty heavy so he wondered what could have been inside.

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"It was very heavy. I thought at first that the bag belonged to a mechanic because it looked like a box that contained tools," he told Gulf News.

He then kept it safely hoping that the owner would soon show up and claim it. He said: “But it was unusually heavy. We kept it aside because we thought someone would come to collect it,” he added.

The security guard on duty then asked Taher to open the bag in case it contained the owner's information.

“We were shocked to find so much gold, no wonder it was so heavy,” he said.

Those who owned the possession which was worth over GHC3.7m million were happy that it had been returned to them in one piece, hence, the authorities honoured the cleaner.

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