The Liberian teenage motorcycle taxi driver who found and returned money to a prominent businesswoman now says he is being mocked and threatened by those opposed to his actions.
Emmanuel Tuloe, 18, returned $50,000 (£37,000) after hearing the owner, Musu Yancy, making an appeal on radio.
Tuloe who dropped out of school in 7th grade has been cycling to earn a living.
His friends have been mocking him when his motorcycle taxi breaks down on the highway telling him he shouldn’t have returned the money,
“They tell me I will never get rich in my lifetime, they say because I returned such an amount of money I will live and die poor,” he told the BBC.
Tuloe picked up the money that was wrapped in a plastic bag and gave his aunt for safe keeping before hearing Ms Yancy’s radio appeal.
The businesswoman rewarded the cyclist with money and other items including a mattress that he says he will give to is grandmother.