I don’t regret returning N15m to the owner- Tricycle rider
By Samira Usman & Suhaib Auwal
A tricycle rider, Auwalu Salisu who returned N15 million that was forgotten by a passenger in Kano, said he has no regret doing so.
Salisu, 22 years old, popularly known as ”Dan Baba” told SOLACEBASE in an exclusive interview on Sunday that some people have started calling him names describing him as a loser for returning the money, while many have been commending him for his uprightness.
SOLACEBASE had reported how Auwalu Salisu, returned N15 million that was forgotten in his tricycle by a passenger who came from Chad to buy goods in Kano last week.
He said when he discovered that a passenger had forgotten a luggage inside his tricycle, he quickly rushed back to where he picked the passenger and where he later alighted but could not locate the owner of the luggage. He then took it home and notified his mother who told his father.
‘’Subsequently, when we untied the sack forgotten inside my tricycle, we discovered that it contained a huge amount of money, we then kept it at home.’’
‘’Incidentally, I heard an announcement on AREWA Radio with respect to a passenger that forget a sack in a tricycle containing money. I immediately called one of the phone numbers given more than five times without a response. Then I called the second number and I told the receiver I am the tricycle rider. The man was so elated and asked me where I was. I then told him and he wanted to meet me where I was so that he could give me a gift and collect his money.’’
‘’However, I insisted that we should meet at AREWA Radio where I heard the announcement. When we met at the radio station, he described the denomination, how his money was packed in the sack, and the actual amount of money. Hence he was given his money.’’
Auwalu Salisu who was beaming with smile and happiness speaking with SOLACEBASE said he felt relieved and contended with the gift of N400,000 given to him by the owner of the money.
‘’I was not expecting him to dash me any money as I was just concerned with returning his money to him,’’ the tricycle rider said.
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He, however, denied the rumour that so many philanthropists gave him money, tricycle, and other gift items.
‘’Honestly, nobody has given me anything apart from the N400,000 given to me by the owner of the money, Salisu added.