Cab Driver Lauded For Returning Wallet Containing $3k, International Passports

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A cab driver has been commended for demonstrating honesty and integrity amid temptations to covet that which wasn’t his.

The man identified as Emmanuel Christopher, returned a lady’s wallet which contained $3,000, international passports and other valuables.

A Facebook user, Lara Wise, shared the story of how Christopher picked up a lady at Wuse II in Abuja at dropped her at her destination, but after he later discovered that she left her wallet in his car.

He had faced temptation to pocket the money, but a good spirit in him advised against doing such.

The young men then went back to where he dropped the lady and luckily, she was still there, so he handed it to her and she was full of thanks while shedding tears of joy.

Lara Wise wrote;


Ladies and gentlemen, meet Emmanuel Christopher. The story I am about to share is true. Very true.

We call him “Emma Raggae” in my church choir. Emma is an Uber driver. Very committed to duty and family. Last week a lady flagged him down somewhere in Wuse 2 Abuja. He dropped her off at Chicken Republic, Wuse, Abuja.

Shortly after dropping her off he discovered he wasn’t alone in the car-a heavily studded wallet was seating pretty on the back seat. He wasn’t too sure which of his customers had forgotten the wallet so he opened it. Staring at him was what appeared like answer to prayers.

He counted over 3000$ and some other currencies in different denominations. There were three ATM cards- one wasn’t a Nigerian. There were three travel passports and other stuff in the wallet. He heard voices.

His mind did a quick summersault as he reminded the pile of bills waiting for him at home. “My mind spoke to me and I spoke back to my mind” he told me. At the end of the day, he listened to ONE VOICE. Since the lady did not order the ride, it was difficult to trace her via any telephone number.

The name he saw on the ATM card was Mariam. Emma drove back to Chicken Republic and met a group of ladies in distress. He recognized his recent customer and asked if she was Mariam. He handed over her wallet to her and their cries intensified. She thanked him and he left. This is what happened on Saturday.”