- A Nigerian lady, Helen Amah, has reached out to Legit.ng to recount how she returned money mistakenly paid to her at the bank
- Helen had gone to the bank to withdraw the sum of N250k but got home and discovered she was given N500k
- The young lady quickly returned the excess money to the bank but her friends mocked her for rejecting ‘God’s blessing’
Honesty is a virtue but the mind-set of a number of youths in the country who sees illegal money as a blessing from God has raised concerns.
Interestingly, some good people have shown that honesty and proper upbringing is still prevalent in the society.
A young lady, Helen Amah, has reached out to Legit.ng to recount what she faced in the hands of friends after she chose the honest path rather than the greedy one.
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According to Helen, on April 9, 2019, she had gone to the bank to withdraw N250,000. However she got the shock of her life when she got home to count the money and discovered it to be N500,000.
She wrote: “I went to the bank to make a withdrawal of 250 thousand naira. Someone told me to help her with my bank account to enable her receive the money she was expecting. So I gave her my details and the money came in. I went to the bank to help her withdraw 250 thousands naira out of the 350k that was sent. I filled the cash withdrawal slip. And instantly I got a debit alert of 250k., the money was given to me. I went home and counted the money. Lo and behold it was 500 thousand naira. Yes! 500 thousand naira. I thought I was dreaming or probably making a mistake.”
Thinking she had made a mistake, Helen called her parents to count the money so as to confirm the amount. After the amount was confirmed, Helen immediately decided to return it and her parents agreed.
“Immediately I told my parent I need to return it back to the bank because it does not belong to me. My parents agreed that I should send it back immediately.”
The workers at the bank were very impressed by Helen’s honesty and collected the excess money. However, her friends at home were not too pleased at her move.
They reportedly called her senseless for returning God’s blessings because according to them, she did not steal it.
Helen further revealed that she was so happy to have returned the money and that the kind words from the workers at the bank meant a lot to her.
"When I came home some of my friends were saying am senseless to have returned the money, moreover I did not steal it that is a blessing from God, I told them it's not a blessing but a curse. My conscience will never accommodate such act. Am so happy I returned the money. And the people in the bank told me thank you, and God bless you. Honesty is good to be good."
The young lady then concluded her message by thanking Legit.ng for motivating her to return the money because of some posts reported about similar situations.
"Am Helen by name. Thank you Legit.ng I was motivated to return the money because of some of the post you do share regarding such situations where someone returned back money that is not meant for them. Above all that is what God requires humans to do. Thanks once again."
Helen's honesty is very commendable and we hope her friends and others emulate her.
In other news, Legit.ng reported that a honest car wash boy returned the money found in car after the owner told him he was broke.
According to a Twitter user identified as Bulus Atsen, a young man who washes cars for a living, returned the sum of N500 he found in his car while cleaning. What impressed Atsen was the fact that he had initially told him he didn't have enough money to pay as he usually does.
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