Taxi driver in Jos returns ₦420,000 forgotten by passenger


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A taxi driver in Jos showed good morals as he returned ₦420,000 a passenger forgot in his car. See the advice some of his friends gave him about the money!

A commercial taxi driver in Jos has been commended by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) for returning the sum of ₦420,000 which a passenger forgot in his vehicle.


The passenger receiving his money back at the NURTW office in Jos

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Naijauto gathered that the driver, Ishaku Bulus, picked up the passenger, Ezema Ukaku, in the Pankshin Local Government Area of Plateau State to bring him down to the state capital Jos – where he wanted to buy goods for his fairly-used clothing business. The passenger alighted around Ahmadu Bello Way, and forgot to take his bag which contained ₦420,000 along with him.

Bulus revealed that, upon seeing the money, his first instinct was to return it to the owner. He did not conceive the thought of running away with it because it was not his sweat. When he informed his friends about the development, some of them advised him to take the money, but he paid no attention to them. He proceeded to find a means to reach the passenger.

An elated Ukako stated that he was surprised about the driver’s action. According to him, the money was the only capital he had for the business he was about to start. He was troubled after forgetting it in the cab, but felt relaxed after he was called to pick it up.

NURTW Chairman in the state, Yusha’u Muhammad, expressed his appreciation to the driver for his character, and charged other drivers to be like him.

Ukaku was handed back the money at the NURTW office in Jos.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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