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Woman rewarded for returning luggage

Woman rewarded for returning luggage

From Jimoh Ahmed, Ikare Akoko.
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Contrary to people’s belief that poverty is a major cause of dishonesty and corruption in the society, an indigent woman, Mrs Ilesanmi Olaoluwa has returned a luggage which fell from a moving vehicle to the Chairman of Akoko South East Local Government.

Mrs Ilesanmi whose petty trade folded up recently when fire gutted her shop where she was selling palm oil and garri at Isua junction before the military checkpoint in Akoko South East Local Government Area of Ondo state demonstrated honesty,  and fear of God by picking up a luggage belonging to a traveller, Yusuf Ibrahim which fell from a vehicle he boarded from Lagos going to Sokoto where he was schooling and took same to the authorities of the council area.

Mrs Ilesanmi did not tamper with the luggage but took it to the council boss where the contents of the luggage included a laptop, two Apple Iphone handsets, Bank ATM card, shoes, dresses and other expensive materials worth thousands of naira.

It was learnt that the owner who was already in Sokoto was contacted and the luggage has been handed over to him.

The Chairman, Akoko South East Local Government Area, Mr Yomi Babatunde described Mrs Ilesanmi as one of the few honest people around.

Babatunde urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of honesty in any position or situation they found themselves.

He said Mrs Ilesanmi’s singular act will go a long way to project the image of the local government positively .

The council boss later presented her with a cash reward.

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The owner of the luggage, Ibrahim Yusuf, an Igbira indigene described the gesture as unforgettable in his life.

Mrs Ilesanmi praised the local government boss for encouraging honesty by his show of appreciation and the cash reward.

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