Mechanic returns ₦10.8m ‘mistakenly’ sent to his account
A Nigerian mechanic addressed simply as Mr. Timothy has returned ₦10.8 million mistakenly sent to his bank account.
Timothy’s act of honesty and integrity has received a lot of commendations from Twitter users since the video went viral while some others slammed him for returning the money.
Popular Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, is among those who have hailed the mechanic for demonstrating true integrity and principle in the face of temptation and adversity in Nigeria.
“God bless Mr Timothy, who returned N10.8M naira that was mistakenly transferred to him. You will not lack, favour, peace and long life,” Henshaw tweeted in her reaction to the video.
God bless Mr Timothy, who returned N10.8M naira that was mistakenly transferred to him.
You will not lack favour, peace, and long life. pic.twitter.com/iOTPz0I7iJ
— Kate Amaka Henshaw (@HenshawKate) March 20, 2023
A few other people also joined Henshaw in praising Timothy for returning the money.
Good morning @HenshawKate . God bless you Mr Timothy . Not everyone will do this oo. I transferred 100K twice to my furniture guy & he confirmed receiving it but he hasn’t refunded d 100K back to me. How do I want to start chasing this guy? It’s @ecobank_nigeria that I blame sha
— Tessy Okereke (@okereke_tessy1) March 20, 2023
Mr. Idoba, a contractor mistakenly transferred N10.8M that was meant for a contract to his mechanic
Timothy on his own, called Mr. Idoba and returned the money. This dude is honest! Retweet
Apology| Agbani| Peter Obi| Falz| Sanusi| Ganduje| Rinu| Igbo| Chude| Alex Otti| Agbani pic.twitter.com/udBDxMnDsD
— Alákòwé (@alakowee) March 20, 2023
Mr Timothy, a mechanic who received N10.8m by mistake from his client, returned on his own to refund him. Honesty is the best policy pic.twitter.com/9YfKyKVNtC
— Dami’ Adenuga (@DAMIADENUGA) March 20, 2023
Mr. Idoba, a contractor mistakenly transferred 10.8 MILLION that was meant for a contract to his mechanic, Mr. Timothy.
Mr. Timothy on his own, called Mr. Idoba and returned the money.
There are still HONEST Nigerians who want to make an HONEST living in Nigeria.
God Bless Him pic.twitter.com/JUFxuFt6Px
— SportsDokita (Odogwu ☝️) (@Sports_Doctor2) March 20, 2023
He is a Car Mechanic, He could have Absconded with the Money, he could have squandered it! But he choose to be Honest!
Even in the face of poverty he chose peace of mind and happiness❤️.
God bless you Mr Timothy!
— Samzy (@SamzyVG) March 20, 2023
In the video on Twitter, the owner of the money who happens to be a contractor was seen showing appreciation to Timothy and calling on everyone to praise him for his honesty.
The contractor identified as Itoba, said the mechanic who repairs his car went to the bank to return the money.
He urged people who are looking for a trustworthy mechanic to seek the services of Timothy whenever they need to repair their vehicles.
In the trending clip, eyewitnesses could be seen clapping and cheering the mechanic after the contractor narrated what happened.
Despite the praises heaped on him, a Twitter user felt he should not have returned the money. Another Twitter user urged the owner to compensate Timothy with part of the money.
How much they come take compensate Timothy? Or na only to inform them say na mechanic? Timothy you do this wan 😫
— Uwaifo Smith (@smith_uwaifo) March 20, 2023
I think Mr Timothy deserves more than this, even if it’s 10%…so that if something like this happens ever again, he will still have the mind to do good instead of bad..what if he doesn’t have a car but he repairs cars as a mechanic. Well his reward is from God not man
— Annabel Orakwue (@succesfullbella) March 20, 2023