Good Citizen: Nigerian Chewing Gum Seller Returns iPhone He Picked in Victoria Island Lagos to the Owner

Good Citizen: Nigerian Chewing Gum Seller Returns iPhone He Picked in Victoria Island Lagos to the Owner

  • A Nigerian businessman who sells chewing gum for a living saw a missing iPhone but picked it up and returned it to the rightful owner 24 hours later
  • The man who owns the phone released a video in which the phone was handed over to him and he said he was going to appreciate the honest man with a token
  • Meanwhile, when asked why he did not keep it for himself, the honest Nigerian said he did not sell the phone because it does not belong to him

A Nigerian businessman based in Lagos picked an iPhone at Victoria Island but decided to be honest and returned it to the person who lost it.

According to the story, the phone got missing but the lucky owner was able to repossess it some hours later.

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Nigerian man returns iPhone he picked on the road in Lagos to the rightful owner, drawing praise and admiration.
Husaini says he returned the iPhone because it does not belong to him. Photo credit: @instablog9ja
Source: Instagram

The honest Nigerian man, identified as Husaini and who sells chewing gum disclosed that he decided to return the phone because it wasn't his own.

The owner appreciates Husain's honesty

When the phone reached his hand, the owner made a video saying:

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"Hello Nigeria, this is Husaini. He picked this iPhone yesterday and he returned it. He is such a good citizen."

Nigerians on social media react

When the story was shared on Instagram by @instablog9ja, it drew considerable attention from Nigerians. Here are a few reactions to the story:

@tonyshemo wrote:

"Aww please find him and let’s credit his account please."

@presh_studios said:

"I just wish the person that picked my friend's iPhone 12 will be kind-hearted to return it."

@dizzkidofficial commented:

"God bless your good heart."

@ijobayanyan remarked:

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"I will return it as well if I have ways contacting the owner but I will never go and drop it at the police station. I will just wait for till the phone rings and tell whoever that calls that they should tell d owner and I will return it."

Watch the video below:

14-year-old Nigerian hawker returns N12k she picked on the road

Meanwhile, has previously reported that a Nigerian girl picked some money while hawking but decided to take it to a radio station for an announcement to be made.

The girl identified as Zainab picked the money in Gombe state. According to the story, the money picked was in different denominations and currencies.

There were N12,000, Dollars and Japanese Yen. The girl was hailed by Nigerians for being very honest.


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Israel Usulor (Human-Interest editor) Israel Usulor is a journalist who has 9 years of experience. He worked at The Prime Newspaper and has published articles in TheCable Newspaper. Israel graduated with distinction from Fidei Polytechnic (Mass Commun, 2016). Israel has interviewed Zannah Mustapha, the man who helped negotiate the release of Chibok Girls, and Kunle Adeyanju, who rode a bike from London to Lagos. He covered exclusive stories on Chef Dami during her Guinness World Records cookathon. Email:

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