A Nigerian mechanic who went viral after he returned GH₵290k sent to his account has disclosed how he was rewarded with only GH₵1k.
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Timothy disclosed that he has not been well for the past few days after returning the money.
he complained about having a headache and revealed how much he was rewarded with after his honest gesture.
Mixed reactions have trailed the amount the honest man was given as some found it small.
For returning GH₵290k mistakenly sent to his account, Timothy, the honest mechanic, was rewarded with a token of GH₵1k.
One of his customers, Chinonso Ndukwe, made this revelation on Facebook, saying he learnt so from Timothy after he met him in person on Tuesday.
Sharing a photo he took with Timothy, Chinonso said that the mechanic has been serving him well and that he was impressed by his feat after reading of it on the net.
He added that Timothy looked quite ill when he saw him and that the mechanic told him he has a headache.
Chinonso expressed displeasure that the contractor rewarded Timothy with only N50k. He wrote: “Before going on TV i went to my mechanic to ask him about what I saw all over the Internet yesterday. He has been serving me very well. So when I read that he returned 10.8 million to one of his customers i was impressed. Today when I saw him he was quite ill . He said he is having headache. The man that he returned his money gave him N50,000.00. People can be really unimaginable. Behold!”
A few days ago, a contractor publicly commended Timothy for returning N10.8 million erroneously sent to his account The contractor said Timothy reported himself to him over the accidental transfer as he sought to have it returned.
He added that the money was for a project and did not know it was sent to the wrong account.
Giving Timothy a pat on the shoulder, the grateful contractor urged people to patronise the mechanic, saying he is a good man.