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I Was Condemned For Returning ₦100,000 Forgotten By Passenger – Keke Rider

Ayuba Yusuf, a Kaduna-based tricycle operator who returned $100,000 forgotten by a passenger, has described how some people criticized him for returning the money to the owner.

The tricyclist, who holds a Diploma in Public Administration, revealed that while some people praised him, many more rebuked him for being ‘foolish’ for returning such a large sum in this ‘period of hardship.’

The tricycle operator described what happened, saying that on October 19th, a lady with children flagged him down at exactly 6.45 p.m., only 15 minutes before the tricyclist was supposed to be off the road for the day.

He said

I told her it was late but she pleaded with me to help her, as she had some small children, and was probably returning from a trip.

Out of pity, I obliged, and at great risk, after which she paid her fare and I left hurriedly to beat the 7 pm closing time fixed by the state government.

But upon reaching home, I saw a bag forgotten in my tricycle, apparently belonging to the woman, and upon opening same, saw some clothing materials, cosmetics, and money, which I decided not to touch,

My wife later heard an announcement on the missing bag through Liberty Radio, Kaduna, and drew my attention, after which I returned the items, including the money.

The woman was so elated that she gave me ₦10,000 out of the money, which I rejected, but she insisted that I should accept same.

Some people at the station intervened by insisting that I accept the gift, which I did reluctantly by collecting only ₦4,000, and giving some others at the scene, N6,000 to share

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