In Port Harcourt, Rivers State, a secondary school student named Philemon Igbokwe was awarded a large sum of money for returning a missing phone to its owner.
On Sunday, April 11, a prosecutor, Emma Okah, posted the story on Facebook, describing how Philemon discovered a wedding guest’s phone in the toilet of an event center and returned it.
Okah gave the boy a cash reward of N50,000, plus $500 and N50,000 from two other guests, for a total of N340,000.
Read his post below:
The boy with me in this photograph is Master Philemon Igbokwe. He is a student of Federal Government College, Rumuokoro, PH, Rivers State. He has no phone, even the cheapest.
Yesterday, I chaired the wedding event of Mr. Victor Emma Woke from Elele Town and his wife Joy from Eleme at Exquisite Event Centre, (Eliozu), G.U. Ake Road, PH.
”Philemon demonstrated a rare feat of honesty by picking and returning a new android phone forgotten by its owner in the restroom. The MC announced this at the event and people were excited to see such show of honesty from a young boy in a country riddled with vices.
I announced a cash reward of N50,000. while Hon Josiah Olu did N50,000 and Co-Chairman Dr John Bosco – $500. By this, Philemon Igbokwe will go home with N340,000 for returning a phone which if sold as a stolen item, would not make N40,000.
I am proud to Congratulate Philemon and his parents for the example he has shown that there are still young ones with integrity in our country. I pray God to uphold Philemon and his family in greatness, honour and success in life.