In a demonstration of rare virtues, especially in an age of crave for unusual miracle, Dr. Aliyu Usman Tilde, an academician, columnist and writer returned a draft of N900,000.00, to the Gombe Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which was mistakenly paid into his account.
Three months after his account officer could not trace the origin of the strange alert, Dr. Tilde reported the case to the EFCC.
Investigation by the EFCC, however, revealed that the amount belongs to a law firm that was counsel for the Federal Ministry of Justice in a case that involved a former staff of Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Further investigations revealed that the clerk of the firm made a mistake in writing Dr Tilde’s firm’s account number when submitting bank details to the client’s Ministry.
Dr. Tilde raised a draft of the said amount in the name of ‘EFCC EXHIBIT ACCOUNT’ and brought the said draft to the EFCC Gombe zonal office. The beneficiary firm has since been contacted.
The Commission, in a statement posted on their official Facebook page, on Monday, urged the public to be good and patriotic citizens by reporting any money deposited mistakenly into their various accounts.
It urged Nigerians to emulate the gesture of Tilde.