Campus Gist – ABU Students Return N2.5m To Owner

Campus Gist – ABU Students Return N2.5m To Owner

Will you willingly return N2.5m to the owner if you found it sitting carelessly?

Well, your answer may just be different from mine, but that’s not the case with these two Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Usman and Ahmed Suleiman have returned a missing N2.5million to the owner, Mallam Muhammad Kudu Ibrahim.

Ibrahim, a Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Art and Science, Federal College of Education, Kotangora, Niger State, misplaced the cash on Wednesday last week. The Federal College of Education, Kotongora, is affiliated to ABU.

Suleiman, a 300-Level student of Social Studies Education narrates how the money was discovered in a bag:

ABU Students Return N2.5m To Owner

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It was on Tuesday (last week). The Students’ Union president and I were driving out of the school when we saw a leather bag and, on getting close, we realized that there was money in it. At first, we were scared of seeing such an amount of money in an open place. Besides, the leather bag was not zipped. I parked the car and we alighted from it. We looked around and nobody noticed us. Then, we picked the money, put it in the car and moved straight to the school’s security office. We gave the security man our phone numbers and told him to contact us should anybody complain of losing his or her valuables.


Suleiman also further explained that though they dropped their contacts at the security unit, they decided not to disclose the contents in the bag.

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Yesterday, in the morning, I heard an announcement on the FM (radio station) that the owner of the money was looking for it. I immediately informed my friend who asked me what we could also do, and I told him that he should wait until I get to school. On getting to the school, there was a call for us to report at the security. We went there. We were asked what we saw. Meanwhile, the person who lost the money was with the security man awaiting our arrival.

300-Level Student – Suleiman

Usman also recalled how they both imagined what could be going on in the mind of the owner when they saw that the amount in the bag was huge.

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I was happy deep inside me because we never entertained any fraudulent thoughts. Naturally, different devilish thoughts jostled in our minds but thank God we were able to overpower such thoughts and kept the money until we saw the owner.


Kudu Ibrahim, who owns the cash said he had already lost hope of seeing it again. He praised Suleiman and Usman for their rare display of virtue.

It’s true I lost some amount of money by the roadside yesterday. I later went there to check if the money was there but, unfortunately, I couldn’t find it. The actual amount is N2.5 million, and the money belongs to an association which I chair. It’s a thrift and loan scheme. Complaining to the security officials of the school and I was told to wait. Also, I was given back the money intact. I was even asked to check through but I knew it was complete.


Nonetheless, Ibrahim also promised to compensate the two students with an undisclosed amount of money.

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