In the face of many unwholesome stories printed about some Nigerians living in the Diaspora, Micheal Asemota has distinguished himself as a reputable Nigeria with his act of honesty.
Mr. Asemota, an official of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation-Qatar (NIDO-Qatar), returned QR1.5 million wrongly paid into his bank account.
He had gone to the undisclosed bank to open an account with a sum of QR150,200 but when he got home, Mr. Asemota disclosed that he received an alert of QR1.5 million, an equivalent of 150 million in Nigeria currency.
Qatar Tribune, as quoted by Tori.ng, reported that Mr. Asemota went back to the bank to refund the money.
Speaking to Qatar Tribune, Asemota said,”After opening the account with the bank, I checked my balance to make withdrawals for a supply job and found the huge sum. I was amazed and decided to contact the bank.
He said,”I went to see the manager to report the error of QR1,502,000 deposited into my account. After checking for confirmation, the manager gave me a warm handshake in appreciation.”
Asked why he alerted the bank about the error, Asemota said; “I knew the money did not belong to me and shouldn’t be in my account in the first place, so there were no motives and temptations to keep it.”
He advised fellow Nigerians to learn from his deeds and be good ambassador of the country.
“They should immediately notify their bank to avoid any potential problems. While it may not be noticed for a few days or weeks, eventually the bank will trace their mistake back to your account and withdraw the mistakenly deposited money” he said.