Maiduguri fish seller who forgave sheep rewarded with N50,000



A Maiduguri-based fish seller, Yusuf Ibrahim who created a stir by causing the police to arrest a sheep and later forgave the animal, has been rewarded with N50,000.

Ibrahim had caused the police to arrest a sheep on Saturday for eating up his fried fish and later got the animal released after he said he forgave the animal.

However, Husseini Monguno, member of the Board of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) and a member of the APC presidential campaign council, appeared to have been impressed by the magnanimity of the fish seller and rewarded him with N50,000.

Monguno, according Zagazola,  said that the big heart exhibited by the fish seller and the capacity he exhibited in tolerating the sheep’s endless raids for five years, was impressive and highly magnanimous and thus deserving of his reward.

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He said that his intention was to help Ibrahim to recover from his loses and recapitalize.

Monguno added that small businesses such as Yusuf’s have the tendency to fall under the weight of being eaten up intermittently and could easily go under.

He called on animal owners to take care of their domestic animals by feeding them and disallowing them to roam the neighborhood to cause havoc to small business owners.

Meanwhile, efforts have begun to get the account details of the beneficiary or in the alternative to look for an intermediary to hand over the money to him.

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