- A Nigerian man identified as Alex Adekunle James recently left social media users stunned with his story
- According to James, who is a writer, he once returned a wallet containing $2 500 to its owner
- The writer who revealed the wallet belonged to a House of Representatives member, explained why he returned the wallet rather than steal it
A Nigerian man, Alex Adekunle James, is certainly one man who will pick a good name over wealth and a recent story which he shared via his Instagram page proves this to be true.
According to James, who is a writer, he once stumbled on a misplaced wallet containing $2 500. James revealed there were several $100 bills, a couple of dirham, a Dubai insurance card and some debit cards which were both in naira and dollars.
Briefly.co.za gathered that James admitted several thoughts ran through his mind as he was in need of money, he however set his mind on returning the money. So, he started to search for the owner until he found him.
The owner turned out to be a politician and a House of Representatives (HOR) member to boot.
However, the HOR member didn’t show any sign of gratitude as he was on a call at the time.
Throughout his interaction with James, he didn’t say a word to him.
James stated that even though he got no appreciation for his honesty, he didn’t regret returning the money.
"I still felt so much joy doing the right thing. I saw it as an avenue to make God proud. I saw it as an opportunity to exemplify the values my generation needs to fix Nigeria.
"I saw it as the litmus test to what I have dedicated my life to in the last 11 years (mobilising Nigerian youths to transform Nigeria into a first-world nation)."
James said that three days after he returned the wallet, the HOR member traced him to his house and apologised for his behaviour, explaining that he had been on a very important call.
He then collected James’ account number and sent him what the writer described as a ‘token of appreciation’.
James ended his story with a few words of encouragement:
"In our hands, Nigeria must be better! We need to exemplify the right values to pull Africa out of its rut. Let us set a new culture, tell me something that was hard but you did because it was the right thing."
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