Bus driver returns N380,000 cheque, N49,000 cash to owner

The owner is a teacher in Osogbo.

A mini-bus driver, Bisi Oladimeji, 33, on Saturday returned N49,000 cash and a cheque for N380,000 to the owner in Osogbo, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The owner, Olubunmi Adeleke, a teacher at Our Lady and St. Francis College, Osogbo, forgot a purse containing the items in the bus she boarded from Fakunle area of Osogbo to Aregbe.

The owner of the cheque lives at Agunbelewo area of Osogbo while the cheque was written in her favour from her co-operative society.

Speaking in Osogbo, Mrs. Adeleke said, “I was really devastated when I realised that I have misplaced the purse.

“I got the N380,000 cheque from my cooperative for a private project.

“I was about to give up all hope when the bus driver traced me and returned all my money and personal effects intact,” she said.

The mini-bus driver said that although he was in need of money but, “I couldn’t have taken what is not mine.”

Mr. Oladimeji, who lives in Ikirun but operates in Osogbo with a bus registered, XA 76 RGB, said he became a driver when he could not get a white-collar job.

“I have a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic, Offa.

“The bus is not my own; I am just a hired driver; I do it to keep soul and body together,” Mr. Oladimeji said.

He said he sat for the recent Osun Civil Service Commission recruitment examination and scored 199, adding, “although I don’t know whether I would be employed, but I know that only God can bless me.

“When I saw the purse in my bus, I checked inside and found the identity card showing where the passenger works,” he said.

On how he located the owner, Oladimeji said he traced the school in Isale Aro area of Osogbo, from where he was directed to Mrs. Adeleke’s house.



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  • Abuhanifah

    Giving the right leadership, many Nigerians are ready to uphold their integrity. Any ill-gotten wealth shall never benefit the owner. No doubt, the poor teacher is a godly fellow else the money would have fallen into the wrong hands. Dear Nigerians, there is always that inner peace and reward for being God – fearing. Always learn not to buckle in the face of the present day oppression and mistreatment by those God has charged with the affairs of His people.

  • Lateef

    I’m so happy to read this story. This is the best news i’ve ever read on the pages of nigeria newspapers this year. It gave me joy and hope that there’s still honest people in nigeria. The only sad news is that this only exist among poor people. Who among the so called elites will be contented will what he or she have? I appeal to all nigerian to emulate Mr Bisi Oladimeji.

  • kola

    God shall bless and reward you for your good deed

  • austino

    For dis good u have done may God bless u n grant ur heart disear in Jesus Name