Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Taxi Driver who Returned N18million Forgotten in his Cab in 2007 gets N2.5million Reward from SEC!

God surely has ways of fulfilling is promise. On Tuesday, Imeh Usuah, a taxi driver at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, emerged the winner of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s, SEC, maiden Integrity Award.

Mr. Usuah, accompanied with his wife, was awarded a plaque and N2.5 million for his honesty. If you don't remember him, he's the man that picked up some passengers from the Airport, two foreigners, and dropped them at the Hilton Transcorp hotel in Maitama area in Abuja. Unknown to the passengers and to him, they forgot a bag tucked underneath the seat which contained N18million.

He returned the bag with the money still intact to them at the hotel when he discovered it and since then, he has become some sort of overnight celebrity. However, despite the recognition and awards he has received for his honesty, this is the first time he will be given such a handsome cash reward for his action.

“Usuah’s exemplary act of honesty and integrity had sprinkled a burst of refreshing dew upon the national consciousness,” Premium Times quoted her as saying.

In his response, Mr Usuah commended the commission for the gesture and devoted the award to the “unsung honest and committed Nigerians across the country.”

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