Lagos airport driver who returned bag containing $20,000, N500k, jewellery, others to passenger rewarded

An airport driver, Emmanuel Eluu, who returned a bag containing local and foreign currencies, jewellery and other valuables has been rewarded for his honesty.

Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), rewarded the driver for returning the bag.

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Eluu had returned a bag containing local and foreign currencies, jewellery and other valuables forgotten by a passenger.

“Inside the bag were the sum of $20,000 in two bundles, the sum of N500,000 in five bundles, nine wristwatches in black and yellow pouches, a bead in a yellow bag, one eyeglass in a yellow bag, pieces of jewellery in two golden purses, four bank cheques, eye drop, envelopes of different sizes, a bundle of the business cards belonging to the owner of the bag (names withheld), an identification card and a Samsung Note 20 Ultra.”

On Wednesday, the company’s HR head, Ola Azeez, presented a cash reward and letter of commendation to Mr Eluu at the Lagos Airport office.

The bag belonged to a prominent Nigerian who boarded an Arik Air flight from MMA2 to Port Harcourt on August 30.

According to BASL, the bag has been returned to the owner.

Mr Azeez said, “Some others would have picked the bag and walked away, and such would be difficult to trace, if not totally impossible. What could only happen is to indict everybody working on the shift of the time it occurred. But we thank you for your honesty, for picking up the item and handing it over to the appropriate authorities.”

“Your singular action is clearly in sync with the core values of the organisation,” he added.


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