Airport PCRC Honours Cleaner Who Returned N12Million In Lagos (PHOTO)

Airport PCRC Honours Cleaner Who Returned N12Million In Lagos (PHOTO)

The Police Community Relations Committee, PCRC, Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Division, on Thursday, June 25, 2015 honoured Josephine Ugwu, the airport cleaner who returned N12 million found at the Airport toilet in Lagos State.

Josephine Ugwu, the cleaner at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport who returned a passenger's luggage containing about N12 Million has received a salary increment of N&, 200 making her total salary N15, 000. (Photo Credit: Punch)
Josephine Ugwu, the cleaner at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport who returned a passenger’s luggage containing about N12 Million has received a salary increment of N&, 200 making her total salary N15, 000. (Photo Credit: Punch)

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Airport Command, Mr Haminu Makama, presented a plaque and a certificate to Ugwu on behalf of the PCRC members as source of encouragement to her not to relent in her good deeds.

Ugwu, an employee of Patovilki Cleaning Services, a concessionaire company working for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, returned the money on Monday, February 16, 2015.

Her rare attitude has been greeted with commendations whereas some others criticised her for the honest act which they described as stupidity.

While urging Nigerians to emulate Ugwu’s steps, the deputy commissioner of police noted that Ugwu’s conduct will go a long way in projecting the image of the country in a good light across the globe.

Speaking at the event, Chairman, PCRC, MMIA Division, Alhaji Falekulo Lamidi, commended Ugwu for displaying exemplary honesty in the discharge of her duties.

He said, ” Today, we are recognising a honest worker who has displayed great character that is worthy of emulation to others.

“I believe that with what she has done, she should be recognised by all. The money she returned was much, but there are some rewards that are bigger than money.

“PCRC is very impressed with your courageous and honest behaviour and this is worthy of emulation.”

In reaction, Ugwu recalled that it was not the first time she returned some huge sums of money after discovering them.

She revealed how she returned N600,000 left at the airport toilet and later, another sum of N3 million.

Ugwu also expressed appreciation to the PCRC for recognising her good behaviour and promised that she would continue to display honesty in all her deeds.

However, she disclosed that she had not got the job promised her by the management of FAAN, adding that it was still being processed.

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