A 22-year-old tricycle rider, Auwalu Salisu, has in Kano, returned N15 million that was forgotten in his keke by a passenger who came from Chad to buy goods
The Good Samaritan residing in Yankaba, Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state, promptly returned the misplaced money after hearing about the loss on the radio.
The money, a combination of 10.130 million CFA and ₦2.9 million, amounted to ₦15 million when converted.
Salisu, recounting the incident to a Kano-based broadcaster, Arewa Radio, mentioned that he only realized the passenger had forgotten the money after reaching his home. Upon the discovery, he informed his parents, who advised him to make efforts to find and return the money to its rightful 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,” he said.
While he and his parents were considering the next line of action, Salisu heard an announcement over the radio and a number was given with which to contact the owner.
“I heard the announcement on Arewa Radio, and they gave a number. I called the number and the owner said he would come to our house, but I said no. We should meet at the Radio Station. We met there and I gave him his money,” he recalled.
He said, despite the difficult economic situation at home, he and his parents never thought of touching the money.
“We barely cook two times in a day, even yesterday we couldn’t cook while the money was with us,” his father said.
“I never thought these kinds of boys existed on earth,” the owner of the money said. He was taken aback by the laudable gesture displayed by Salisu, saying he never thought good people like him existed on earth.
The Chadian, who spoke through his brother, Musa Hassan, said he had given up on the money while appreciating the Good Samaritan and his parents for giving him a good upbringing.
“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.
At the end, the man donated the sum of N400, 000 to the keke rider as a token of his appreciation.