A popular food seller in Karu, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), was alleged to have found the sum of N4million misplaced by an expatriate who came to eat in her makeshift canteen on Wednesday.
Sources say the food seller who is fondly called Mama Ngozi, took the money to the Karu Police station and handed the money to the officers on duty for safe keeping, in the event that the white man who misplaced the money came back for it.
However, it was gathered that after she had taken the money to the police station, the officers on duty allegedly took the money and sternly warned her to deny ever seeing such money or bringing it to the police station.
To make matters worse, as soon as the woman returned from the police station, neighbours and other people who did business around the park thronged her canteen and bluntly rebuked her for returning the money to the police when she could have helped herself with such huge sum.
Her husband also did not spare her as he angrily rebuked her for returning the money.
However, when Mama Ngozi was approached with regard to her take on the matter, she confirmed that people had been visiting her canteen to ask her why she returned the money. But she expressed shock at the story and wondered that it had already gone to town. Mama Ngozi denied ever coming across such an amount in her shop and also denied taking the money to the police.