President Buhari lauds Nigerian man who returned a wallet loaded with cash in Japan

July 4, 2020
21 Views

Head of states, President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded a Nigerian man, Ikenna Nweke, who displayed integrity by returning a missing wallet containing a huge sum of money as well as a credit card and other valuables in Japan.

Ikenna, an Imo State native, who is a PhD student at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and also a teaching assistant in the same university, revealed that he stumbled on the wallet while climbing the staircase to buy some items for his wife at the Tsukuba center.

“As I drew closer, I saw that it was a wallet. When I opened it, I saw a huge sum of money, a credit card, and other valuables. I immediately reported it to the police.

One of the officers was surprised and asked me why I did not take the money. I told him that there was no need for that because I was raised by responsible parents and that I am also a Christian.

He told me that according to Japanese law, I was entitled to 10% of the money found inside the wallet. Again I declined. The look on his face indicated bewilderment,” Ikenna said.

Nweke who is married with four kids disclosed the owner of the wallet called him to show appreciation and also got a letter from the Ibaraki/Tsukuba Police.

“They expressed their gratitude towards my incredible and selfless behavior. Not every Nigerian is criminal-minded. There are a lot of Nigerians abroad working so hard to erase the bad name given to “us” by the criminal few,” Nweke added.

President Buhari, through his personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad commended Ikenna for projecting the values of honesty, integrity and contentment.

In a series of tweets, Mr. Bashir wrote,

President @MBuhari salutes Mr. Ikenna Nweke for projecting the values of honesty, integrity and contentment that should be the hallmark of a people, noting that good virtues and propriety are the hallmark of every culture in Nigeria, while crimes and criminalities are exceptions.
President @MBuhari sends warm greetings and commendation to a Nigerian doctorate student in University of Tsukuba, Japan, Mr Ikenna Nweke, who returned a missing wallet with huge sums of money to the police, and also turned down offer of a percentage by the authorities.

Loading…

You may be interested

Insecurity: Gov Zulum tasks FG on collaboration with Chadian Army
Entertainment
2 views
Entertainment
2 views

Insecurity: Gov Zulum tasks FG on collaboration with Chadian Army

admin - September 30, 2020

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has reiterated commitment towards ensuring the return of all Displaced Persons by insurgents to…

Nigeria at 60: Former Head of State, Abdulsalam says Nigeria not a failed country
Entertainment
1 views
Entertainment
1 views

Nigeria at 60: Former Head of State, Abdulsalam says Nigeria not a failed country

admin - September 30, 2020

Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Alhaji Abubakar has frowned at the claims by some notable Nigerians among whom is…

News
1 views

First man cured of HIV, Timothy brown dies of cancer

admin - September 30, 2020

The first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, has died of cancer, the News Agency of Nigeria…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.