A kind hearted Nigerian airport cleaner has returned $6,000 she reportedly found in the toilet.
Charity Bassey, a cleaner at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos State, recently did the unexpected when she found a nylon containing $6,000 and turned it in to security officials at the terminal. Many were left shocked by the extreme act of honesty by the lady.
The cleaner was on duty at the departure wing of the airport when she picked up the item from the toilet. According to Charity, she was standing in front of the toilet when a passenger drew her attention to something inside the toilet.
“I went in and saw the small black nylon on the floor. It looked dirty and rough, you won’t know it is money that was inside it. I picked it, felt some notes inside and took it to the customer care.
I was given a glove to bring out the contents and I counted 60 pieces of $100 dollar bills.”
When asked about the reward she got for her honesty, she revealed that she got nothing in return. She said;
“Nobody gave me anything, the manager, company or even the owner who later came back looking for the money. I am however, not discouraged as I do my best to do a good job with clear conscience.
This is not the first time I am picking up forgotten items like wallets, phones, small bags and even money. I have always returned them to the front line desk or customer care desk,”
In other reports, a cleaner nabbed yesterdday with 103 stolen SIM cards, 13 policemen photos.
The Katsina State Police Command arrested the 25-year-old cleaner, Aminu Mustapha, said to be a resident of Magama-Jibia village in the Jibia Local Government Area of the state, who was allegedly found in possession of 103 SIM cards and 13 passport photographs of police officers.