According to 47-year-old James, his wife called to inform him that he needed to sit down before she gave him the unexpected news.
When he did, she informed him that the billions had been deposited on her account, after which she showed him the bank balance on phone upon getting home.
He is, however, quick to admit that before making the call, he considered the possibility of a rich relative leaving them the money in inheritance.
He told Fox TV: “We knew it wasn’t ours. We didn’t earn it, so we couldn’t do anything with it.”
Reversed After staying in the account for four days, the bank finally corrected the error but the family is yet to be informed how or why that happened.
James adds that as much as the money was not theirs, those four days gave them the amazing feeling of being among the richest people in their country.