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What Would You Make Of $3,000, Other Currencies, 3 ATMs A Customer Forgot In Your Taxi? Read What A Nigerian Did

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

What would you make of $3,000, other hard currencies, three debit cards and other personel effects a customer forgot in your taxi?

For a Nigerian and Uber driver, Emmanuel Christopher, popularly called Emma Reggae, he returned the $3, 000 (about N1.7m), some other undisclosed amount of hard currencies and three debit cards a passenger forgot at the back of his uber car.

The incident occurred last week Saturday in Wuse 2, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Owner of the monies and items simply identified as Mariam, had flagged down the uber driver and was dropped off at Chicken Republic, Wuse, Abuja.

Shortly after dropping her off, he discovered a heavily-studded wallet lying on the back seat.

Veteran journalist, Lara Owoeye-Wise, who narrated the encounter on her Facebook page on Sunday, as related to him by Emma Reggae, averred that in spite of the negative tropes attached to Nigerians, a few persons are still trustworthy and honest.

Read her post:


“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. 

“Here is what I asked him. Did she appreciate you in any way? Did she give you anything? Not a dime mama.

“She was only crying and shedding tears of joy and she thanked me but the peace I have inside me has paid me” is his response.

“This is the end of my story, but just incase you are looking for a trustworthy Nigerian Uber/Bolt driver in Abuja, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, EMMANUEL CHRISTOPHER, a very honest Nigerian.

“He can be reached on

+234 903 013 0800.”

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