A Nigerian tissue seller is being commended in Spain as a good Samaritan after he returned 16 thousand Euros he found in a briefcase that fell off from a car.
35 year old Peter Angelina, who makes a living selling tissue paper at a traffic light junction at the corner of Calle Juan Diaz de Solis and Ruben Dario in Seville, Spain, was going about his normal business on Dec. 3rd when he noticed a small briefcase that was left lying on the roof of a car. The briefcase fell to the ground as the driver of the car pulled away.
Peter picked up the briefcase and chased after the vehicle, trying to flag the driver down to return the case to him but couldn’t get the attention of the driver. He then took the briefcase to a police station near the junction.
When police opened the briefcase, it contained €3,150 in cash and six cheques with a combined value of €13,000 as well as some documents and a mobile telephone.
According to Euro news, Spanish Police tracked down the owner of the briefcase, a 42-year-old businessman from Seville, and returned his belongings. The man later found Peter and rewarded him with €100.
He insisted he never considered keeping the briefcase for himself, “People say I could have kept the money and then thrown the briefcase away but I am not like that, and God wouldn’t have liked that. I am not crazy, I am a good man.” Peter later told local media
It turns out Peter Angelina is a doctor, but cannot practice medicine in Spain because his diploma from Lagos University is not recognized there. He started studying medicine in Seville five years ago and sells tissues to afford his studies. He also gets a little financial help from his father who reportedly works in the police force in Nigeria.