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Nigerian alerts bank to reverse over $20,000 mistaken transfer

Nigerian alerts bank to reverse over $20,000 mistaken transfer

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A Nigerian engineer on Tuesday drew the attention of his bank following a mistaken transfer of over 7.3 million naira (equivalent to about $20,100) into his account.

Interestingly, the man used social media platform – Twitter, to draw the attention of Diamond Bank Nigeria to rectify the anomaly.

“Dear @DiamondBankNG exactly at this time yesterday 7,310,000.00, seven million three hundred and ten thousand was transferred to my account,” the first in his series of tweets read.

Dear @DiamondBankNG exactly at this time yesterday 7,310,000.00, seven million three hundred and ten thousand was transferred to my account.

According to him, he was making the report after 24 hour wait for a bank official to contact him. He asked the bank to follow him on Twitter before he sent details of the transfer.

“I had to escalate here on twitter and also visit the closest branch to request for the reversal of the erroneous credit transfer,” another tweet read. He confirmed later that a bank official had contacted him in respect of the transaction.

He proceeded to talk about his lack of motivation to keep the money and to drum home the need for honesty in one’s dealings.

“The moment I got the credit alert, the next thing I thought of was returning it, I never thought otherwise, it wasn’t even a hard decision.

“I have no desire to argue with anyone. I choose to return it because it does not belong to me, We are not all the same, I want peace of mind.

“I did not do it for fear, I did it because it was the right thing to do. I was taught to always do the right thing even though it was hard.

“In life, we get what we deserve, we will sooner or later get back what we give to the world, it is a boomerang effect.

“What really belong to us eventually comes by naturally, we do not need to compel anything because that will not help.

“My money (Your money) will come, when it will come, and with peace of mind I, “We” will enjoy. “Honesty still remains the best policy”!”

Twitter users have since hailed his action and flooded his tweet with congrats and thumbs up. The bank on their part described him as ‘one rare diamond.’

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