A policeman attached to the Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Nura Mande, has found and returned $800 (N480,000) misplaced by an intending pilgrim Thursday evening.
Mr Nura Mande was said to have found the money in a nylon bag belonging to Hadiza Usman Chamiya, an intending pilgrim from Kusada local government area of Katsina state.
While handing over the money to the Director of Administration at the Pilgrims Board, Sada Salisu Ruma, the policeman said he had no reason to spend the money that doesn’t belong to him.
He said since he felt the US dollars belonged to any of the intending pilgrims preparing for this year’s Hajj, he decided to reach out to the management of the board.
Mr Mande said, “I decided to take the money to them so that they could look for the owner of the money. I couldn’t have taken the money and used it because I don’t believe in using what doesn’t belong to me.”
“I was going round in the night as usual when I saw the envelope containing the money. I took it and opened it. I knew that the money belonged to one of the intending pilgrims so I decided to involve the management. I had not been in peace of mind until when the owner was identified and handed over her money to her,” he said.
21st CENTURY CHRONICLE reports that the policeman has been honoured with an award by the Katsina Police Commissioner, Idrisu Dauda Dabban.
The CP said, “Good behavior by police men will continue to uplift the force in the eyes of Nigerians because police is your friend.”
Mr Dabban commended the policeman and called on his colleagues to imbibe his habit.