Okada Rider Who Returned Ghc300k He Found On The Road Celebrated As A National Hero, Set To Meet The President

A Liberian teenage motorcycle taxi rider has become a national hero after he found and returned $50,000 (£37,000) that had gone missing from a prominent businesswoman in north-eastern Nimba County on the border with Ivory Coast.

The young man, Emmanuel Tolue, saw the money wrapped in a plastic bag on a highway and heard the owner, Musu Yancy, desperately making a radio appeal to anyone coming across the cash.

He then let her know he had found it in the presence of local officials.

Ms Yancy told the BBC she and her boss had rewarded the cyclist with $1,500 (£1,100) and other gifts.

She was so happy and relieved about getting the money back she had almost lost her voice thanking God.

As people sing the praise of the motorcyclist, well-wishers have been pouring into the home of the lady in the town of Tappita in celebration.

Such gestures are exceptionally unusual in post-war Liberia.

The teenager from northeastern Liberia near the Ivory Coast border is set to meet the country’s president after returning GHc300K belonging to a businesswoman.

The 18-year-old Okada rider who dropped out of school told the publication that he would speak to the president about his education.

“I’m set to go see the president and when I meet him I will talk to him about my education. I will tell him I want back to go back to school,” he said.

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