Philip Okafor, a 200-level student of Microbiology in the Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, was a struggling student, but his financial constraints did not push him to crime.
Okafor was facing this hardship when he found a wallet with a substantial amount of money and other valuables. Despite owing school fee of N45,600, he returned the wallet and its contents to the owner, who happens to be a fellow 200 level student of Environmental Management and Toxicology Department in the same faculty.
The grateful owner informed the Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, Professor Jerry Orhue, about what Okafor had done.
Professor Orhue commended Okafor for returning the wallet despite knowing that the money contained in the wallet was enough to cater for his school fees.
Orhue said that Okafor’s outstanding school fees for the semester and subsequent ones till he completes his undergraduate programme, have been totally waived.
He has received his letter of award and the Faculty has since paid his outstanding school fees, Orhue said.