THUMBS UP! Two Students Of Ahmadu Bello University Return Found N2.5 Million to Owner

Published 5 months ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
at 08:39 PM, 11/08/2019 (5 months ago)

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Two students of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, affiliated to Federal College of Education, Kontagora, Niger state, Ahmed Usman and Ahmed Suleiman have returned the sum of 2.5million Naira cash to the owner, Mallam Muhammad Kudu Ibrahim, who misplaced the money on Wednesday.

Kudu Ibrahim, who lost the money is a senior lecturer at the faculty of Art and Science of the Federal College of Education, Kotangora, Niger state.

Ahmed Suleiman, a 300-level student of Social Studies Education, disclosed that the money was found in an untied polythene bag.
He said: "It was on the 6th of August, on Tuesday. We were heading out of the school, myself and the SUG president in my car,on getting close to a leather we realized that there was money in the leather.

"At the first instance we were scared seeing such amount of money in an open place like that and the mouth of the leather was not even tied. I packed and we both alighted from the car, looked around and nobody was noticing, then we picked the money and put inside the car and moved straight to the school security. We gave the security man the phone numbers of both of us, and told him to contact us if there is a complaint of missing thing.".


Suleiman further explained that, though they had dropped their contacts at the security unit to be called for any report of missing property, it was part of their decision not to disclose the contents of the bag, knowing what it could spark.

"Yesterday, in the morning, I heard an announcement from the FM (radio station ) that the owner of the money was looking for his money. Immediately, I called my friend and informed him, he asked me what we could do now, and I told him that he should wait until I get to the school.

"On getting to the school there was a call from the security that we should please come that somebody looking for his missing thing. We went there, they asked us what was that we said we picked. Meanwhile, the person who lost the money was with the security man waiting for us to come,"
Suleiman explained.

However, the second student, Usma, who is a 400-level student of Agric-Education expressed his fulfillment returning the money meant. He stated that their concern which prompted the money being returned was on the consideration of what state a person who lost such amount of money would be at that time, and why they decided to return the money in the first instance without the knowledge of who the owner was.

"I was happy deep inside me because we never wished bad towards the money but you know at first, different kinds of devilish thoughts will come our way but thank God we were able to overpower our mind and keep the money until we saw the owner," he said.

The owner of the found money Kudu Ibrahim expressed his delightement on how his lost hope was restored and commended the rare display of virtue by these students.

He said: "It's true I lost some amount of money by the roadside yesterday. I later went there to check if the money is there but unfortunately, I couldn't find the money. The actual amount is #2.5million naira, and the money belongs to an Association which I'm chairing. It's a thrift and loan scheme. The name of the Association is Interest-free Partnership and Loan Scheme (IPLS), here in Kotangora .

"I complained to the security officials of the school and I was told to wait because those guys gave them their contact if anybody should come for missing things. I was given back the money completely. I was told to check through but I knew it was complete because it was packed in #500,000 each in the bag."
he told the NEWSDIGEST.

When asked whether the management is aware, he added that the school registrar and the bursar are aware but the provost is currently out of the country for Hajj. He however promised to compensate the two students, while also urging others to emulate their rare virtues.

Mr. Olusikun Samuel – the Investigative Officer of the school also confirmed the retrieval of the #2.5million and handed it back to the owner.

"I'm very familiar with the case. I handled the matter before we know those persons that actually found the money. The money was actually #2.5million, I myself confirmed it. It was reported to us on Tuesday at exactly 3:30pm." he said.

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