Man who returned N3.7 million credited to him by mistake gets unexpected link

A Nigerian named Timothy Ofoegbu has gained recognition on social media for his act of returning N3.7 million that was mistakenly sent to his account.

Timothy took a screenshot of the credit alert and explained how he managed to return the money to the sender via social media.

Instead of going through the complex banking process, Timothy decided to post about the money on social media, which caught the sender’s attention.

“…On Friday morning I went to the bank to inform them and see how it could be transferred back to the owner. It would be a complicated process that will involve a lawyer and even a court order for money laundering and terrorism issues.

“I posted it on social media to get more ideas on how to handle it and, if possible, locate the owner. That helped a lot.”

When Timothy contacted the sender, he learned that the man based in Niger State was struggling with his health due to an incorrect transfer.

Before returning the money, Timothy said he asked the sender to give him the number of the man it was originally intended for.

It was at this point that Timothy discovered that the original recipient of the N3.7 million was a distant relative.

In his words: “…I insisted that he had to give me the number of the man he wanted to transfer the money to for the background check.

“I got the surprise of my life when I called him. He turned out to be a distant cousin of my mother. We both grew up in Maiduguri. We know each other but we haven’t seen each other since 1992. He screamed with joy and I was happy too.

“This morning they had returned the money to the owner. I had peace like a river in my heart when the money left my account because I know it will bring peace to both men…”

People praise Timothy Ofoegbu

Chidimma Nwosu said: “You did well. “But I think the sender should stop doing mobile transfers for now, since he makes mistakes with the name, you can imagine a loss of 5.2 million in this economy in 6 months.”

Rita Uche Nwafor said: “You and your mother’s maternal cousin have the same surname, which is strange. “Well done.”

Buchi Isra’el Collins said: “I just wanted to see the balance you blocked, that’s all…” My heart was filled with joy reading this testimony. This is the Light we are CALLED to shine in this dark world. Now God is glorified. GLORY TO GOD FOREVER.”