An academician and columnist, Aliyu Usman Tilde, has returned back N900,000 mstakenly paid into his account to the Gombe Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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 to Federal Ministry of Justice in a case that involved a former staff of Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Investigation further revealed that the Clerk of the firm made a mistake in writing Dr. Tilde’s firm 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 same to Gombe zonal office. The beneficiary firm has since been contacted.
Not many people would do this, after three months, trust me. Well done, Aliyu!