A few days ago, Nigeria media was agog with the news of a man who is presently on the run because the Central Bank of Nigeria erroneously paid in =N=45million into his account. He cleared the cash, skedaddled and now he is wanted by the EFCC because what he has done is a crime, even though he was minding his business when the error occurred.
|Yup, that's him.|
Meanwhile, a few days ago in England, a young man who was just minding his business and heading home after a dinner with some friends at Nando's happened to see something shiny on the ground and when he picked it up, it turned out to be a diamond engagement ring worth between £50,000 - £80,000!
|Wowsers. *grabs sunshades to hide from this bling bling*|
Rather than head straight to the pawn to flog this the miracle which was dropped at his feet, this young man chose to do the decent, ethical and honourable thing by trying to track the owner of the lost ring.
I can hear some of you calling him mumu, Kontinuu o.
|This is the honest cutie.|
He set up a Facebook campaign in order to track the owner of the missing diamond ring and it paid off because he has since met up with the owner of the ring and after sufficient confirmation, released the ring back to the rightful owner. According to him, keeping the ring for himself was not an option because in the past, he had lost his phones several times and always had it returned to him. See, it plays to do good because it always comes back around.
As tempting as it may seem to commit fraud and engage in corrupt practices, there is always the option of resisting and refusing to partake of such, no matter what your circumstance might be. Strive to be contented with what you have and endeavour to be ethical in all your dealings always. I wonder how the fugitive's family are coping with the shame and embarrassment of his action. I cannot imagine what he would face if/when apprehended by the authorities. This other chappie who returned the ring does not have two heads o, all he had was a clean conscience and a good heart.
What would you have done if you were in their shoes? Yes, you. :)