JOSEPHINE Ugwu, the airport cleaner, who returned N12 million found during a routine clean-up has confirmed receiving money from Pastor Wole Oladiyun led Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry, a.k.a CLAM.
Speaking with ENCOMIUM Weekly in a phone chat on Thursday, April 23, 2015, Ugwu said, “It is true I got some money from CLAM. I got an invitation to worship at the church and I was given a cheque and also honoured.”
We probed to confirm the amount given to her but she shoved it aside. “I don’t think the amount I was given should be disclosed. It is not something we should tell the whole world. I was also made an ambassador of Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry. It is only the body of Christ that has appreciated what God did through me.”
Josephine Ugwu became the toast of Nigerian pastors after returning some huge amount of money thrice. She was first hosted by Bishop Mike Okonkwo, the founder of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Lagos, where she was honoured, though she insisted they did not give her any financial reward.
Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry led by Pastor Wole Oladiyun was the next to extend a hand of fellowship to Miss Ugwu. She received an invitation to worship at the church. She was made the church ambassador and was given an undisclosed amount in cheque after being advised to use the money to set up a business.
On January 23, 2015, Josephine Ugwu discovered a bag containing foreign currencies worth N12 million while she was doing her routine cleaning and preparing to close from work.
The money was returned to the owner when he showed up. He gave Josephine and others N15,000 as reward of their honesty and integrity, making it the third time she would be returning huge amount of money found at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, where she works.
Patoville, the company where Miss Ugwu works increased her salary from N8,000 to N20,000. She was also promoted to the post of a supervisor.