Taxi Driver Gets N30,000 Reward For Returning N18million
The National Orientation Agency on Thursday gave a taxi driver, Mr. Imeh Usuah, a N30,000 award in Abuja for returning N18 million left in his car by a passenger.
In addition, Lagos State Governor, Babatunnde Fashola, is to receive N30,000 from the agency for stopping soldiers driving on the dedicated lane for Bus Rapid Transport, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
NOA Director-General, Mr. Mike Omeri, said these in Abuja while giving the award of N30,000 to Usuah for his honesty and patriotism by returning N18 million to the rightful owner.
The taxi driver was also given an award for his courage to do the right thing when most people would have seen the money as a way to enrich themselves.
Fashola had on July 17, 2012 arrested two military officers who drove on the dedicated BRT lane.
The two military officers were accosted on the BRT lane at the Outer Marina in Central Lagos, where Col. K. I. Yusuf drove in an army green Peugeot 406 with registration No BO1 – 150 NA and Staff Sgt Adeomi A.J, drove in a black Toyota Camry car.
Realising that the game was up, Yusuf came down from his car, saluted several times and kept muttering, “I am sorry, very, very sorry,” with the governor enquiring why, a senior military officer, chose to break the law instead of preserving it.
Speaking after the incident, Fashola described as very unfortunate. He lamented that those who ought to stand in defence of democratic values were the ones violating them.