Michael Odiegwu, a journalist with The Nation Newspapers, has given a story of a rare Samaritan in Rivers state. He lost his phone somewhere after writing a news story for his newspaper. He hurriedly left the place and left his phone behind. This man picked the phone, kept it for him till he returned for it the following day.
Read his story:
Let’s celebrate this Good Samaritan.
There are still good people in this country. They are not many. But this guy, Kingsley Amadi, who lives at Ogbogoro, Obio-Akpor, Rivers State, is surely one of them.
I thought I lost my back-up handset, Infinix HOT S3. I went to the Olu Obasanjo Police Station to investigate a story on Saturday. It was a late-hour report and I hurried to file it.
I leaned at the back of my car, completed the report and left the police premises. It was late already. I hurried into my car and zoomed off unknown to me that I left the infinix phone on the car trunk.
On getting home, I searched for the phone everywhere. Unable to find it i decided to call the number.
Someone answered it. “Aahaa! It has been stolen”, I concluded, but mustered courage to inform the voice at the other side that the phone he was using belonged to me.
“How did you get it”, I asked.
In a humble tone, he said, “I saw it on the boot of a car in motion somewhere at Agip road under the bridge. I tried to hit the driver’s side of the car, but the person did not answer me. I have been expecting your call. Come to Ogbogoro and pick it. I will make sure the phone is on so you can reach me”.
“Is he joking?” I asked myself. “Is he not a Nigerian? This is rare”. In this COVID-19 lockdown?
The next day (Sunday) I called the phone at about 12noon. It was on and he said, “I have been expecting your call. Come to Isi Ewu (I guess a popular joint) at Ogbogoro and pick your phone.
I got there and this gentle, handsome and sincere guy was there waiting for me.
He gave me the phone. I wanted to give him some money but he said, “please, oga dont bother”, and wanted to walk away.
But I alighted from the vehicle and pleaded with him to take a snapshot with me. He smiled and said, “but I am not well-dressed. Okay let’s manage it”.
I am impressed. I am happy that there are still people like this. Amadi Kingsley, who hails from Imo State and sells electrical parts in Port Harcourt, God will surely bless you.