The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), in Kaduna, on Monday dragged a business woman, Tina Simon, to Sharia Court, Magajin Gari, Kaduna, seeking to recover N130,000 loan owed 10 years ago.

The directorate, through its counsel, Hannatu Bello-Maude, told the court that Simon was granted the sum of N163,000 as loan after she received a training in 2009.

The counsel told the court that Simon was to pay back the loan in installments within two years but defaulted and had paid N33,000 only.

Bello-Maude, therefore, prayed the court to compel the defendant to settle N130,000 being the balance of the amount granted her 10 years ago.

The defendant, a resident of Kaduna metropolis accepted the NDE claims against her.

Mr N. Barde, who represented the defendant however, said that his client paid additional N3,000 earlier before the court session.

Barde told the court that Simon’s business premise was engulfed in fire and theft in addition to the fatal accident she had within the period.

The counsel said his client had reported all the incidents to the NDE and they confirmed that.

“We are praying the court to crave for lenient and liberal terms of settlement and we will do everything possible to clear the debts,” he said.

The Judge, Murtala Nasir however, adjourned the case to Dec. 9 for the two parties to report their terms of settlement.

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