Jumbam, Yobe state – A 35-year-old tricycle rider, Ali Bulama, has been financially rewarded with the sum of N100 thousand for returning N9 million to the owner in Jumbam village, Tarmuwa LGA of Yobe state.
The Chairman of the Yobe Association of Retired Permanent Secretaries, Alhaji Maisandari Lawan, presented a certificate of honour and N100,000 cash to Bulama.
As reported by Daily Trust, Lawan commended him for his honesty, foresight and fear of God.
Speaking about the incident, Bulama said it happened about 9:30 pm on November 17, when the owner of the money, a resident of Maiduguri boarded his tricycle.
Bulama, who hired the tricycle, explained that he went in search of the owner after he discovered the money when he got home.
The tricycle operator disclosed that the owner of the money appreciated him with a cash gift of N20,000
“It was around 11:30 or so after I had dropped him and went back home that I saw a sack containing some items left in my tricycle.
“When I discovered that the sack contained some money, I quickly went out to search for the owner. By then, the news of the missing N9 million had already circulated in the village.
“After a while with the help of some locals, the owner of the money was found and I handed over the money to him,”