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Ghana taxi driver praised for returning $1,100

A taxi driver in Ghana has been praised for his honesty after returning to the rightful owner 8,400 Ghanaian cedis ($1,100; £900) that he found in the back of his car, BBC Pidgin reports.

An emotional video of Isaac Ackon giving back the money to a fishmonger has been shared on social media.

Neighbours join the fishmonger in hugging the taxi driver and they can be seen thanking him for the honesty he showed the elderly woman who, they said, had been unable to sleep.

Other Ghanaians, including Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, were also moved.

Dr Bawumia gave Mr Ackon $2,600 as a reward.

Musician KiDi also gave the driver $660.

Meanwhile, former captain of the national football team Asamoah Gyan requested to meet Mr Ackon.

The driver said he returned the money because of his Christian values. He handed it back to the fishmonger after praying in church.

Talking to Fourth Estate media, he added that he didn’t even count the money.

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