Liberian Teen Becomes Hero for Finding and Returning $50,000

Emmanuel Tuloe has been invited to meet Liberian President George Weah.

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Emmanuel Tuloe, who has become a national hero in Liberia after finding $50,000 and returning it to its rightful owner, speaks on his phone in Gbolor Dialla, Liberia, Thursday Oct. 14, 2021. Tuloe told The Associated Press that he has been invited to meet President George Weah on Monday, and he will talk to him about returning to school. The 18-year-old says he had to drop out of school in the seventh grade to begin a taxi service with his motorcycle to make money to help his family. The Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission commended Tuloe for returning the money to the businesswoman who lost it. (AP Photo/Anthony Duo)
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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A teenager in Liberia who has become a national hero after finding $50,000 and returning it to its rightful owner said he will meet the country’s president next week. Emmanuel Tuloe told The Associated Press Friday that he has been invited to meet President George Weah on Monday. “I’m set to go see the president and when I meet him I will talk to him about my education,” the 18-year-old said.…

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