Nigerian Man Who Returned Thousands of Dollars Mistakenly Paid Into His Bank Account Bags Award, Photos Drop

Nigerian Man Who Returned Thousands of Dollars Mistakenly Paid Into His Bank Account Bags Award, Photos Drop

  • A young Nigerian man has gone online to narrate how he returned the dollars that were mistakenly sent into his account
  • In recognition of his wondrous act, the Gani Fawehinmi Foundation presented him with an integrity award
  • Many Nigerians said that he is a typical example of the kind of moral standard youths should strive for

A young Nigerian man, Olasupo Abideen, has been celebrated for his honesty after he returned the sum of $2397 (N991,159.50) in August 2021.

According to the man in a Facebook post, the money was mistakenly paid into his account by a company he was working for.

Many people celebrated Olasupo Abideen
He was awarded the Gani Fawehinmi Integrity award. Photo source: Olasupo Abideen
Source: Facebook

What I did was normal

He said what he did was a normal thing but our society has become so rotten that such an honest act is frowned at.

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Olasupo’s act caught the attention of the Gani Fawehinmi Integrity Awards and he was given a plaque on Friday, December 10.

Speaking with on how the award made him feel, he said:

"I feel super inspired to do more and influence other Nigerians to exhibit that character. In a society where people don't celebrate honesty, it's good to see that my singular effort has inspired more people to be committed."

There are still honest Nigerians

The honest Nigerian man appreciated everyone who voted for him. He stated that getting such an award is a reminder that there are still young people in society who value integrity, transparency, and accountability.

A part of his post read:

“I dedicate this award to my parents-Mr and Mrs Olasupo for instilling that discipline to me since I was young and to every young Nigerian striving to make their lives better while maintaining moral decency. Moral decency has become difficult to achieve today but we must not stop doing what is right.”

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See his Facebook post below: compiled some of the reactions below:

Ramoni Wasiu Alabi said:

"Please accept another award from me and my family, 'You are a moral evangelist' congrats. ....proud of you."

Asiru Hammed Herladin said:

"Congratulations more progress insha Allah, bro."

Abdullateef Ishowo said:

"Congratulations dear brother. You’re a good example of what today’s youth should be."

Winjobi-Arikewuyo Zainab said:

"Keep making us proud and leaving a footstep to follow."

Adesuji Samuel said:

"Bro,you are such an inspiration and definition of hope for Nigeria."

Agboluaje Ridwan Olusoji said."

"Congratulations and thanks for making us proud. I remember when I left Coca-Cola some years back and I was paid a salary after I have left, I was the first to call my line manager and HR to inform them what happened..."

Market trader returns wallet after three months

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a market trader showed off a good deed of returning a customer’s wallet and people praised her online.

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In a Facebook post, a person identified as Awodiye Funke narrated how a certain Mama Funke lost her wallet three months ago. The wallet contained cash and other valuables.

On Wednesday, December 8, a woman she bought something from in the market asked her if she ever misplaced anything some time ago.


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