Lagos Airport driver who returned passenger’s $20,000 (N8.3m) receives cash reward

A staff of the Muritala International Airport identified as Emmanuel Eluu has been rewarded for returning $20,000 (N8.3m), phone, jewelry and other valuables forgotten by a traveler.

The airport driver returned a bag containing local and foreign currencies, jewelry and other valuables.

Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), gave the driver cash reward.

The company’s HR manager, Ola Azeez, presented a cash reward and letter of commendation to Eluu at the Lagos Airport office on Wednesday.

The bag belonged to a prominent Nigerian who boarded an Arik Air flight from MMA2 to Port Harcourt on August 30.

According to BASL, the bag has been returned to the owner by a team comprising Gbadamosi Olasunkami (Operations, Airside Supervisor) and Oluwole Alonge (Operations, Airside Head of Shift).

Mr Azeez said; “Some others would have picked the bag and walked away, and such would be difficult to trace, if not totally impossible. What could only happen is to indict everybody working on the shift of the time it occurred. But we thank you for your honesty, for picking up the item and handing it over to the appropriate authorities.”

“Your singular action is clearly in sync with the core values of the organisation,” he added

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