A businessman Chinedu Marksman has narrated how he gifted a female pedestrian N500,000 after one of the cars in his convoy splashed water on her.
Mr Marksman, who is the founder, chairman and president of Chinmark Group, said in a Facebook post on Thursday that the woman’s calm reaction despite the unpleasant occurrence got his attention.
“Today, on our way back from the day’s business, one of the protocol cars mistakenly splashed water on a young lady who was walking by. I am often alert and so when I observed her actions, I needed to apologise,” he wrote.
“Unlike what a lot of people would do, the young lady did not scream or curse at our cars. She cleaned herself up without a word and walked on.
“This act of calmness in the face of such chaos and disruption called my attention. Immediately, I instructed the cars to park and I called the young lady to apologize on behalf of my team. Of course, when she came, we apologized to her as much as words could convey and I asked her what she did for a living and when she said she was a fashion designer, we thought of the best way to assist her and eventually signed a cheque of half a million naira (500k) to her.”
The civil engineer said he does not encourage conducts that put others in uneasy places but he could not ignore how the woman handled it.
“May our conducts in the face of uneasy situations enable others have a rethink. May it teach others important lessons about life,” he added.
Marksman’s company has interest in real estate, agriculture, transportation, finance etc. The business is present in six continents with about 15,000 customers, according to the company’s website.
Born October 28, the Abia native is married to Trinity Marksman. They have one child together.