ONE GOOD NIGERIAN As An Airport Taxi Finds, Returns $2,400 To Passenger In Lagos.

Mr. Ayeni & Adeniyi.
A taxi driver in Lagos by name, Mr. Olayinka Adeniyi, has returned 2,400 US dollars, (about N888,000), and an international passport forgotten in his car passenger.


He told newsmen on Wednesday that he discovered the items in an envelope at the back seat of the car he was driving on July 29, shortly after he returned from Ibese in Ikorodu where he dropped a passenger.

Adeniyi said he decided to return it because it was never his intention to take someone’s belongings and claim as his own, as those who steal other people’s properties have decided to put sorrow in their families’ lives.

“At about 1:30am on July 29 he says, I met this passenger on arrival at the International airport, negotiated with him and we agreed for N6, 000 to transport him to his destination at Ikorodu. I returned to the airport immediately I dropped him at his house, but no sooner than I arrived and parked my car at the airport, I discovered an envelope had been left behind on the back seat of my car. I picked the envelope, opened it, what I saw was his international passport. I looked further into the envelope and discovered there was another white envelope inside. I opened the second envelope only to discover that something was wrapped in it. It was dollars in $100 denomination. I counted and they were 24 in number,” he narrated.
The handing over of the items to the owner.

He further said that he reported the items to the officer- on- duty at the airport’s arrival car park and was instructed to drop the parcel at ACHAN’s secretariat.

The passenger, Mr. Dele Ayeni said that he is a living testimony to the advantages of taking cab from registered points at airports, as according to him, “I arrived Lagos from Cairo on July 29 at about 1:30 am on Monday and while coming out of the terminal, I met this polite driver who agreed to take me to my destination at Ikorodu. On the way, I decided to drop my jacket on the floor of the car to avoid being noticed as an important man sitting in the rear seat of the car.”

Mr. Ayeni disclosed that after some times at home, he discovered that some items were missing from his belongings because, immediately he got to his house in Ikorodu; he removed his jacket from where he had kept it and also his luggage, without noticing that the envelope in the jacket had dropped on the back seat of the car.

He was very elated and impressed that a Nigerian could do what Olayinka Adeniyi, saying that it means that Nigeria still has good people who are still in the business of moving the image of the country forward.