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UAE: Sisters ordered to return Dh250,000 loan taken for treatment

Photo: Alamy
Photo: Alamy

Abu Dhabi - The siblings had agreed to repay the amount at a later date.



by

Ismail Sebugwaawo

Published: Fri 15 Jan 2021, 2:41 PM

Last updated: Fri 15 Jan 2021, 2:42 PM

The Abu Dhabi Court of First Instance has ordered two sisters to return Dh250,000 they had borrowed from a young man for the treatment of one of them.

Official court documents stated that the Arab man filed a complaint with authorities after the two women refused to return his money.

He told prosecutors that one of the women came to him claiming that her sister, who the complainant was engaged to, had a serious illness and needed money urgently for treatment. The young woman asked him to lend them Dh200,000, which they would repay at a future date.

The man said he transferred the money to the bank accounts of the two young women in two instalments — the first to the bank account of the first defendant in the case, and the second instalment to the account of the ill sister.

He made the sisters sign documents showing that he lent them the cash and also kept copies of the bank transfer receipts.

After the period for returning his money had lapsed, the young man said he contacted the two women several times to return his money, but was refused. They later blocked his phone number.

The man said efforts for reconciliation through the authorities had failed, which forced him to drag the two sisters to court.

In court, the women admitted to borrowing money from the young man, stressing that they had some financial problems which made them delay in paying back the cash.

After hearing from both parties, the judge ordered the women to return the money they had borrowed from the man, in addition to paying the legal fees.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com


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