Joseph Akilo, a guard with the Aviation Logistics and Management Limited (ALML), on Saturday morning, returned the sum of $3,338 (about N1, 218,370) of a passenger on Virgin Atlantic Airways flight out of the country to London, at the Lagos airport.
The money, which was in two separate envelopes, was left behind by one Frank Abenemi, after going through profiling at the counters of the airline. Akilo, however, discovered the envelopes when he was clearing the check-in counters of the airline, after the closure of boarding at around 8:35 am.
He then took it to the Station Manager of Virgin Atlantic (Gloria). SaharaReporters gathered that the second envelope contained the details of the owner of the money. The pilot was said to have called out the name of the passenger through the cockpit address system.
Upon inquiry from the owner, Abenemi insisted he didn’t lose any money, but when he was asked about two envelopes with some dollars, he immediately checked his hand luggage, but could not find the money there. It was then it dawned on him that he had misplaced the two envelopes.
He was probed on the exact amount of money in each of them, which he answered correctly. Then, the envelopes were handed to him.
Reacting to the news, a source said: “Without telling anyone, as some of the workers there might want to convince him not to report it, Akilo secretly took the envelopes to the Station Manager of Virgin Atlantic (Gloria).”
It was gathered that Akilo is one of the junior staff of ALML and earns N25, 000 monthly as a salary.