"He Was Screaming": Man Who Returned GH₵36k Credited To Him By Mistake Gets Unexpected Link up

"He Was Screaming": Man Who Returned GH₵36k Credited To Him By Mistake Gets Unexpected Link up

  • A principled man has said he received a huge shock for returning GH₵36k someone erroneously sent to his bank account
  • The man said when he got the alert, he instantly knew it was a mistake because the description read that the money was for a trampoline
  • The honest man shared how he posted about the erroneous credit transfer on social media and caught the sender's attention

A man has been celebrated on social media after he returned GH₵36k that was sent to his account by mistake.

Timothy shared a screenshot of the credit alert on Facebook and narrated how he got it back to the sender via social media.

Reactions as man gets shock of his life after he returned N3.7 million erroneously sent to his account
Timothy Ofoegbu returned GH₵36k . The image on the right is for illustration purpose and is not related to the story. Photo Credit: Wirestock, Facebook/Timothy Ofoegbu
Source: UGC

Owing to the complicated process involved in returning the money via bank, Timothy said he resorted to post about the money on social media and caught the attention of the sender.

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"...Friday morning, I went to the bank to inform them and see how it can be transferred back to the owner. It was to be a complicated process that will involve a lawyer and even a court order due to money laundering and terrorism issues.
"I posted it on social media so that I will get more ideas how to handle it and if possible , track down the owner . That helped a lot."

Timothy receives shock of his life

When Timothy connected with the sender, it was then he learnt that the man based in Niger State was battling with his health by virtue of the wrong transfer.

Before returning the money, Timothy said he told the sender to give him the number of the man it was originally intended for.

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It was at that point Timothy found out that the original recipient of the N3.7 million was a distant relative. In his words:

"...I insisted that he must give me the number of the man that he wanted to transfer the money to for background checks.
"I got the shock of my life when I called him. He turned out to be a distance cousin of my mother . Both of us grew up in Maiduguri. We know each other but have not seen since 1992. He was screaming for joy and I was also happy.
"This morning the money had been returned to the owner . I had peace as a river in my heart when the money left my account because I know that it will bring peace to both men..."

Another Nigerian man had shown the huge money mistakenly credited to his account.

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People commend Timothy Ofoegbu

Chidimma Nwosu said:

"You did well.
"But I think the sender should stop doing mobile transfer for now, since he makes mistakes with name, you can imagine losing 5.2 million in this economy within 6. months."

Rita Uche Nwafor said:

"You and your mother's maternal cousin have same surname that's strange.

Ernestina Anierobi Dirim said:

"Commendable and exemplary. I hope the teaching registers in the heart of many❤️."

Ani Jessica Catherine said:

"God has a way of doing his things. Reconnecting you with your relative, saving the man's life, giving you global visibility and a good name. Serving God in sincerity remain the best because He will always have a way to bless those that did. I'm a living testimony.
"God will bless you immensely Sir. Your own will not lost."

Peter Ndeche said:

"God bless you, Bro Tim; for representing Christ so well through your honest action.

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"This is what being a Christian is all about.
"I’m so proud of you ."

Buchi Isra'el Collins said:

"I just wanted to see the balance you blocked that's all... ...
"My heart was full of joy reading this testimony. This is the Light we are CALLED to shine in this very dark world. Now God Is glorified. GLORY BE TO GOD FOREVER."

Mate returns money he found in trotro

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that a bus conductor, popularly known as a mate in Ghanaian parlance, was praised by many on social media for exhibiting the highest level of honesty in the performance of his job.

This comes after he returned GH¢5,000 that a female passenger mistakenly dropped in his commercial minibus and received GH¢100 as a reward.

Source: Legit.ng

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