Kind woman returns N172k mistakenly sent to her account, gets N347k reward some months after

Kind woman returns N172k mistakenly sent to her account, gets N347k reward some months after

- Neema Grace said a stranger mistakenly sent KSh 49,556 (N172,304.83) to her

- She had a loan of Ksh 2,500 (N8,692.43) that was automatically deducted as soon as the money landed in her Mpesa account

- Grace was left with KSh 47,000 (N163,417.69) which she gladly returned to the stranger and that saw the beginning of their friendship

- Months later, when she lost her mother, the same man who had sent the cash gave her KSh 100,000 (N347,697.22)

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They say honesty is the best policy and Neema Grace's story of how blessings came her way after returning a large sum of money that was wrongly sent to her Mpesa gives credence to this famous saying.

A couple of years ago, Grace was going through a tumultuous time as her mother was suffering from cervical cancer and had been hospitalised at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

Speaking to, the lady said in that time of not only emotional but also financial distress, a total of KSh 49, 556 (N172,304.83) was mistakenly sent into her Mpesa account by one Hussain Ali Hussein.

Woman narrates how stranger sent her KSh 100k after returning KSh 47k wrongly sent to her
The woman received money from a stranger and she gladly returned it to him. Photo: UGC.
Source: UGC

Minutes later, the stranger who had sent the cash called her and pleaded with her to return the money with fear audible in his voice as he was not sure whether she was willing to return the money to him.

She said:

"I had Fuliza and thus when his money came into my phone, about KSh 2,500 was deducted and I was left with 47, 000 which I gladly returned to him."

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Her honesty impressed Hussein and from then, a friendship that would later turn her life around for the better began.

They would talk to each other from time to time and a few months later, her mother succumbed to cancer.

When Hussein learnt of her loss, he sent her a whopping KSh 100,000 (N347,697.22) along with his message of condolences.

She recalled:

"During the time burial, he also offered me his five-seater vehicle to help in the transport arrangments."

Grace would later learn that Hussein is actually a son of a prominent person in the country and he later connected her to a job in which she is currently working with him as her boss.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a businesswoman, Sola Ismail, shared that there are many honest Nigerians in the country who would do the right thing no matter how inconvenient.

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Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.


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