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Unbelievable!! Meet The Nigerian Security Guard Who Returned $10,000

Times are hard and everyone knows that.

Photo by J Carrier/Getty Images

Photo by J Carrier/Getty Images


The prices of items like these have skyrocketed and people are not finding it funny. But in hard times like this, say hello to Mohammed Ogbanago.

Image: TonyOElumelu/Instagram

Image: TonyOElumelu/Instagram


Mohammed is a security guard who works at UBA Bank in Oba Akran, Ikeja. He’s trending because he found $10,000 belonging to a customer and decided to return it.



In the words of the bank’s CEO, Tony Elumelu

Last month, Mohammed Ibrahim Ogbanago, a security guard at the @ubagroup branch in Oba Akran, found $10,000 belonging to a customer outside on the ground at his branch. In an unparalleled display of his own integrity, he decided to return the money, preserving the integrity of the bank.
When I heard about this story, I knew I had to meet the man who despite facing rising petrol & transportation prices and “tomato ebola” returned such a huge sum of money without recourse to himself.

It was a pleasant surprise to hear him tell this story and about how he came to be in the board room with us. Even more surprising was hearing him speak about his passion for governance and integrity in leadership.

Mohammed Ibrahim Ogbanago is an exemplary ambassador of the UBA spirit and of our core values: “HEIR” Humility, Empathy, Integrity & Resilience. At @UBAGROUP the customer comes first and we uphold their trust in us. It was fulfilling to meet and reward him for his conduct.

The @UBAGroup management is proud to have this caliber of staff at all levels. Congratulations to Mohammed and keep up the good work.


Mr Elumelu


So the big question now is “Will you return $10,000 if you find it?”


Written by How Africa

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