President Buhari has applauded a Nigerian man, Ikenna Nweke, who retuned a missing wallet containing a huge sum of money as well as a credit card and other valuables in Japan.
The Imo State native, who is a PhD student at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and also a teaching assistant in the same university, said 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,” he 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 @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. pic.twitter.com/eRPnNpeCi1
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) July 4, 2020