Achi Daniel, a junior security guard at Halogen Securities Limited who returned a bag containing dollars, jewellery, wristwatches and other documents that he found at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, on Saturday, has revealed that some of his friends mocked him for his honesty.
Speaking with journalists in Lagos on Thursday during a ceremony held to honour him and his supervisor, Francis Emepueaku, Achi said it was not his first time returning lost money in the course of discharging his duty.
The security company also rewarded the duo: Daniel and Francis with education scholarships and the sum of N250,000.
He explained that he was never overwhelmed by the contents of the bag and vowed to do same if he finds himself in a similar situation in future.
He also told journalists that he was not discouraged by those who mocked him, stating that his Christian background aided his character.
He said: “If the money was in multi-millions of foreign currencies, I would still have returned it.
He urged other Nigerians to emulate his character, insisting that it pays to be good.