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Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by Islie: 3:22pm On Feb 27, 2020
A woman from Akwa Ibom State has been abducted in Uyo over her inability to pay N21, 000 to a microfinance bank in the city.

Comfort James, a petty trader in Uyo, collected some loan from Grooming Microfinance Bank, Uyo, for her business. She is unable to pay back all the money.

Ms James was said to have been picked up on Tuesday morning at their family house in Uyo allegedly by some people from the bank, her brother-in-law, Udiabong Akanimo, told PREMIUM TIMES.

Mr Akanimo said he went to the bank’s office the following day, Wednesday, but was unable to secure Ms James’ release.

He said the officials of Grooming threatened to detain him as well if they did not get their money back when he introduced himself as a brother-in-law to Ms James.

“It was already 5 p.m, so I told them I could only transfer money to them through a mobile app but they said they wanted cash,” Mr Akanimo said.

The bank officials, however, told Mr Akanimo that Ms James was not with them.

A PREMIUM TIMES reporter was able to establish contact with Ms James by 9:11 a.m. on Thursday via her telephone line. She said she was being “detained” by the bank.

“I collected N70,000 from them, I have been able to pay back some of the money, it is remaining N21,000. They are saying they won’t let me go home until I pay all their money,” she said, sounding helpless on the telephone.

PREMIUM TIMES met with the officials of Grooming Microfinance Bank in their office, at 15 Udobio Street, Uyo at about 10 a.m., Thursday.

An official, Joshua Eze, who claimed to be a manager in the bank, said they did not visit Ms James’ house as claimed by Mr Akanimo and that they did not know where she was.

“All that we want is our money,” Mr Eze said.

“We will come to your house if we don’t get our money,” Mr Eze said, pointing his finger menacingly at Mr Akanimo as the latter was about stepping out of the bank office.

“I think it is better I report this whole thing to the police,” Mr Akanimo said, to no one in particular, while walking down the stairs, from Grooming office.

PREMIUM TIMES reached out to one woman, Ima Essien, who facilitated Ms James’s loan from Grooming.

“The truth is that those people want their money back, they have vowed not to let anybody know where she is except they have their money,” Ms Essien told PREMIUM TIMES around 9:56 a.m.

She said the bank was keeping Ms James.

“I know where she is kept but I can’t reveal it if the money is not paid because the whole thing is also on my head.

“Those who owed the bank just N5,000 have been arrested in the past, how much more with someone who is owing N21,000? What she (Ms James) has done is going to affect other persons, including me. She has not done well at all,” Ms Essien said.

PREMIUM TIMES could not immediately reach the police in Uyo for their comment on the matter as the police spokesperson in Akwa Ibom, Nnudam Fredrick, did not respond to calls and text message to his phone line.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/379363-nigerian-woman-abducted-over-inability-to-pay-back-n21000-bank-loan.html

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by Lawgod247: 3:28pm On Feb 27, 2020
hmmm

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by kestolove95(m): 3:30pm On Feb 27, 2020
21k abi 21milion? I don't get it"Abduct"

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by Maxymilliano(m): 3:36pm On Feb 27, 2020
I believe there are terms and conditions attached to the loan which obviously she skipped while appending her signature to the loan application.

Default in loan repayment comes with penalties, while in equal vein, detaining the debtor without any legal pronouncement is against the law, as the company could be held liable for kidnapping/abduction.

Most microfinance banks are barely surviving the harsh business clime

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by vibre: 3:40pm On Feb 27, 2020
So premium times can't just pay the money and let the woman go home. Instead they are only interested in writing story

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by Omihanifa: 3:41pm On Feb 27, 2020
Set awon sokoloan angry how can the bank detain her because of 21k

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by Cuntofjezebel: 3:44pm On Feb 27, 2020
Chai..... Poverty in the land

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by agwom(m): 3:44pm On Feb 27, 2020
cry cry Oh God have mercy on your people!

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by Yankiss(m): 6:57pm On Feb 27, 2020
This one is payment by force and kidnapping if necessary. Why going to find loan when you cant pay? Why denying her freedom if she isn't paying? What happened to using the right and lawful process?? Nigeria is descending into a full-scale jungle.

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by KmniAutos(m): 6:57pm On Feb 27, 2020
Its well

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by Groovenaija360(m): 6:58pm On Feb 27, 2020
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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by mascot87(m): 6:58pm On Feb 27, 2020
Mad oooo!!!! Stay away from Sokoloan......mad oooo

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by superlanny(m): 6:58pm On Feb 27, 2020
Ok
Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by Kingpele(m): 6:59pm On Feb 27, 2020
shocked. Why seek for loan when u don't know how to invest it in other to yield dividends, if u don't have a workable plan please don't take a loan, What u can't give yourself before the loan don't do it when u get the loan cos is not even your money... Practice finicial discipline if u wanna grow your money...

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by ladyF(f): 6:59pm On Feb 27, 2020
Doing business in Nigeria is really hard. I doubt she will pay that money with the way they handled the case.

It’s LadyF again grin grin grin

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by Nobody: 6:59pm On Feb 27, 2020
agwom:
cry cry Oh God have mercy on your people!
Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by jidxin(m): 7:00pm On Feb 27, 2020
Maxymilliano:
I believe there are terms and conditions attached to the loan which obviously she skipped while appending her signature to the loan application.

Default in loan repayment comes with penalties, while in equal vein, detaining the debtor without any legal pronouncement is against the law, as the company could be held liable for kidnapping/abduction.

Most microfinance banks are barely surviving the harsh business clime
they are liable for abduction there is no hard or fast rule to it. false imprisonment..... debt recovery is a civil matter

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by datopaper(m): 7:00pm On Feb 27, 2020
Sometime I blame the women for this, but if you look deeper. You blame men. This woman will have husband, and this is happening to her.

I don't want to say much

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by englishmart(m): 7:00pm On Feb 27, 2020
Lol. Branch had been disturbing me, they threatened to report me to credit bureau which I didn't care about. After 9weeks of threatening me, they went back to begging again, they were like "Don't let old debt stall till march". Damn, I thought you were reporting me to credit bureau? Why didn't you report na? Well, I just pitied them by paying them their useless 6k today. I thought they had anything serious to do to me, but they were just threatening. Aje kpako no suppose fear treats, it's our lifestyle.

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by moscobabs(m): 7:00pm On Feb 27, 2020
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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by Nobody: 7:01pm On Feb 27, 2020
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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by Lovelies1: 7:01pm On Feb 27, 2020
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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by olisaEze(m): 7:01pm On Feb 27, 2020
O boy see bounty hunter from hell! grin
Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by maryamwazeery: 7:03pm On Feb 27, 2020
vibre:
So premium times can't just pay the money and let the woman go home. Instead they are only interested in writing story

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by millionboi2: 7:03pm On Feb 27, 2020
Hahahaha
Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by Nobody: 7:03pm On Feb 27, 2020
kestolove95:
21k abi 21milion? I don't get it"Abduct"

Soko
Gbomule Lantern undecided

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by mascot87(m): 7:04pm On Feb 27, 2020
Yakade:
Bad

Madd ooooo grin grin
Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by money121(m): 7:04pm On Feb 27, 2020
Lobatan
Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by MrMcJay(m): 7:04pm On Feb 27, 2020
If the family of this woman can manage this issue very well, they would make a fortune from the stupidity of this Microfinance kidnapping institution.

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Re: Comfort James ‘Abducted’ Over Inability To Pay Back N21,000 Grooming Loan by don4real18(m): 7:04pm On Feb 27, 2020
vibre:
So premium times can't just pay the money and let the woman go home. Instead they are only interested in writing story
Okay, why don't you go and bail her then or are you interested in just reading the story?

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