I am Dr Banji Oyegbami, a Medical practitioner in Lagos. The following story is my practical experience at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos yesterday night 18th August 2018.
As planned I went to the Airport with my driver to pick up my very close friend and his wife that arrived from Atlanta USA on board Delta Airline.
I parked my car on the first floor of the New Multi-level car park and walked briskly to wait for my guests in front of the Arrival hall. About an hour of waiting my friend and wife emerged from the entrance pushing the luggage trolley.
I rushed forward to meet them and as expected exchanged pleasantries. My driver immediately took over the trolley and we walk briskly to the car park chatting all along the way.
We got there and started loading the bags into the boot of the vehicle. Instinctively Madam dropped her handbag on the floor while trying to help the driver with the loading.
Loading is done. the 4 of us jumped into the car and drove out of the Airport. But my friend’s wife forgot to pick up her handbag.
We journeyed for about one and a half hour in terrible traffic without realizing this.
We were jolted when I received a phone call from the daughter of my friend
in America. She told us that she received a call via her mother’s number. The caller informed her that the owner of the phone forgot her bag at the Airport car park, and that we should turn back to collect it.
It was only then that my friend’s wife realized that her bag was missing. To confirm the information, I called the missing phone and it was picked. The receiver confirmed that the bag is with him. He gave his name as Mr Francis and that he is the supervisor of the park.
We headed back to the Airport with speed and shortly we met Mr Francis who after confirming madam’s identity narrated the story.
A junior officer of Halogen Securities Mr Achi Daniel found the bag and gave it to his supervisor as lost and found item.
Mr Francis scrolled through the phone in the lost bag and called my friend’s daughter in USA who called me to relay the message.
Mr Francis Emepueaku told us that they had gone through the bag and logged every item therein.
My friend’s wife who was very tensed was asked to relax and verify that nothing was missing. She did and confirmed that the items were complete. The logbook was presented to her to sign which she did after thorough cross-checking.
The lost and found bag contained her Phone, large sum of Dollars in labeled envelops sent through her to people in Nigeria, wrist watches she planned as gift items and other documents and valuables.
We were speechless when Mr Francis refused the tip we offered him saying that they were only doing their duty.
I was really surprised at the level of honesty and integrity displayed by Mr Francis and Mr Achi Daniel both of Halogen Securities and I think they should be commended.
Kindly broadcast this message to all your contacts. Nigeria is not devoid of honest men and women as exemplified by Mr Francis and Mr Achi.
THUMBS UP FOR HALOGEN SECURITIES. THUMBS UP FOR MR FRANCIS EMEPUEAKU AND MR ACHI DANIEL