A tricycle rider identified as Auwalu Salisu has returned N15 million forgotten in his tricycle by a Chadian passenger in Kano state.
According to information obtained, the owner of the money flew from the Republic of Chad to Kano state in Nigeria to make purchases.
The 22-year-old keke napep driver took the admirable choice to return the entire sum of cash that he discovered in the backseat after hearing a radio announcement about the missing funds on a Kano station.
Salisu, a resident of Yankaba in the Nasarawa local government, has drawn appreciation for his unusually honest behaviour. When converted, the N15 million in cash is made up of N2.9 million and 10.130 million CFA.
Speaking to Arewa Radio in Kano, Salisu claimed that it was not until he arrived home that he realised his passenger had forgotten the money.
The honest man claimed that after finding the money, he told his parents, who instructed him to go find the owner.
“I took the man from Badawa to Bata. I went back there after informing my parents. When I reached there, I didn’t meet him and I kept searching.
“I went back home and gave the money to my mother who kept it inside her wardrobe. I was afraid because I was eager to hand over the money back to the owner. I had no intention to touch a penny. it’s not mine, as such prohibited for me.
“I heard the announcement on Arewa Radio, and they gave a number. I called the number and the owner said he will come to our house, but I said no. We should meet at the Radio Station. We met there and I gave him his money,”
Salisu, who was accompanied by his parents to give back the N15m, said he had no intention to touch the money despite the difficult situation they were facing at home.
“We barely cook two times in a day, even yesterday we couldn’t cook while the money was with us,” his father said.
Meanwhile, the owner of the money, who spoke through his brother, Musa Hassan, said he never thought good people like the boy exists on earth.
Although he admitted that he had given up on the money, he went on to appreciate the keke rider and his parents for raising him properly.
“I never thought these kind of boys exists on earth. I had given up already, but I got my money back. Alhamdulillah! I really appreciate him and his parents. They are facing difficulties but they didn’t touch even a penny from my money,” the owner said.
As a token of appreciation, it was learnt that the Chadian man rewarded Salisu with the sum of N400, 000 (Four Hundred Thousand Naira).