An honest boy of a senior secondary school identified as Philemon Igbokwe has hit a jackpot a whopping of N340,000 for sense of honest being exhibit by him for returning a lost android phone back to the owner in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
A Facebook user with the name, Emma Okah disclosed this on social media on Sunday, April 11, he said Igbokwe saw the new phone in the restroom of the event center while a wedding ceremony is going and still find his way to meet the MC of the occasion to announce the phone he found
Following the announcement by the MC people were so touched and excited to see such innocent boy who had no phone not even the cheapest one and found a brand new one but just to return it to the owner
Mr Okah who share the story gave the boy a cash reward of N50,000 while two other guests handed him $500 and N50,000. In total, the honest student went home with 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.