President George Weah rewards teenager who returned ‘lost but found’ $50,000

President George Weah rewards teenager who returned ‘lost but found’ $50,000

President George Weah of Liberia has praised an 18-year-old motorbike taxi driver who discovered and returned $50,000 (£36,000) to a businesswoman who had misplaced the money in the country’s north-eastern Nimba area.

At a ceremony in the capital, Monrovia, on Monday, President Weah met with Emmanuel Tuloe and offered him undisclosed cash, an educational scholarship to University level and two motorbikes.

Tuloe had dropped out of school in 7th grade and will now have his education funded by the President up to the University level including Masters Degree. He will also receive $500 monthly to enable him to relocate to Monrovia to attend school.

Though it has not been an easy period for the teenager who complained after the incident that people are mocking and threatening him and telling him that he will live and die a poor man, according to reports, the motorbike taxi driver has become a national hero for his actions.

After the owner, Musu Yancy appealed on public radio for anyone who finds the money to return it, he found it wrapped in a plastic bag and returned it. The owner rewarded him with cash and gifts and hosted him to a celebration to express her appreciation for his honesty.

Source: Richard Mensah Adonu | Join our Telegram Group

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