Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
On March 2015, one woman, Josephine Agwu, an ordinary airport cleaner, at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos Nigeria returned $28,000 and other foreign currencies totaling about N12m and refunded it to the owner hell broke loose. She was called all unprintable names and cursed out by the larger society, who thinks fortune smiled at her, but she slapped fortune in the face as a retaliation. That is nothing but an insight into the mindset of a society that has lost much of their conscience and has developed a wrong perspective on life. It appears from such condemnation that majority of the people would never have returned that money, but she was different and a rare gem in our world, one who knows there is more to life that gaining money via dubious means. Many have killed in that same society Josephine lives, just to steal a mobile phone worth less than 30 dollars! While many who still have self-worth and believe in integrity watch the horror film before them, it was a happy ending when the state assembly invited her and honor her. We are talking about a woman on was on a paltry salary of 7500 naira [less than 20 d0llars a month]. She also got promotion from her cleaning company and a permanent job.
Woman returns 14 million erroneously paid into her account:
In appreciation of the outstanding and exemplary honesty she displayed in returning the sum of thirteen million, nine hundred and forty six thousand, four hundred naira (N13,946,400.00) mistakenly paid into her account, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Tuesday, rewarded Mrs. Josephine Nchetaka Chukwujama-Eze, with a cash of one million naira.
The State Commissioner announced the cash reward for Gender Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Princess Peace Nnaji, after a closed-door meeting with the woman in her office.
Mrs. Chukwujama-Eze, a teacher with a mission school in Enugu, is married to Barr. Chukwujama Eze, an indigene of Enugu Ezike, in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Speaking after the meeting, Hon. Nnaji, who presented the cash to Mrs. Chukwujama-Eze, on behalf of the governor, commended her for being a good ambassador of Enugu State, stressing that “this is the culture we are inculcating in all our women, men, young boys and girls”.
The Commissioner maintained that the woman’s action has earned the women of Enugu State much respect, calling on the public to emulate her exemplary honesty.
“What we are witnessing today is heartwarming and thought provoking. It is something memorable and substantial. This is a woman, Mrs. Josephine Chukwujama-Eze, who to the greatest chagrin of so many people had the sum of N13,946,400.00, mistakenly credited to her Bank Account. And immediately she saw it, she quickly alerted her husband, and they went to the bank and returned the money to the rightful owner.
“We all know that times are hard these days, especially with the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Not that she is very comfortable; she is a teacher in a mission school and look at what she has done. This is a genuine character and Enugu State Government wants to appreciate her for what she has done. His Excellency, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has directed that they should reward her with the sum of one million naira”, Nnaji said.Responding, Mrs. Chukwujama-Eze, who was overwhelmed with joy, thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for the reward, saying: “I so much appreciate this”.