- An honest Nigerian driver, Emmanuel Eluu, has done the unusual as he returned the sum of $40,000 (about GHC 40,000) and other valuables
- The bundles of money were left in his bus by one of the passengers he served at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos state
- Airport officials have since returned the money to the Port Harcourt-bound passenger who forgot the money
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A Nigerian bus driver, Emmanuel Eluu, carrying passengers from the Murtala Muhammed Airport has been praised for returning the sum of $40,000 left in his vehicle.
Channels TV reports that the development was disclosed in a statement put out by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) on Wednesday, September 1.
What an honest man
The same media said that apart from the dollars, bundles of local currencies, pieces of jewellery, and other valuables worth millions of naira were found in the vehicle.
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The owner of the bag was said to be a prominent Nigerian who boarded a flight from MMA2 to Port Harcourt on Monday, August 30.
The statement also revealed the number plate of the vehicle as BDG689GW. The terminal operators said that the money has been returned to the owner.
So there are still good people in Nigeria?
At the time of writing this report, the story has gathered over 400 comments. YEN.com.gh compiled some of the reactions below:
"I wonder how people forget bags with money and don’t forget bags of clothes."
"So dey still have people like me in Nigeria?"
"Pure heart. Well, maybe camera full there shall."
"I no go return am!! I go buy more cabs and happy plenty family n do giveaway for men here!! Then buy lands for my village and abuja.. tag it Grace."
Another kind Nigerian man
His boss, Muhammad Ashraf, on his LinkedIn page wrote about how the young man found some wads of US dollars in one of the rooms he went to clean after the guest had checked out.
Immediately he saw the money, the cleaner alerted the hotel management of the situation and the money was quickly deposited into the organisation's lost and found account.