The spread of Coronavirus might not be the only news we would hear from China at this time, as the importation of female China footwear has taken two business partners to Ebuka-Obi Uchendu’s reality TV show, Judging Matters.
The two business partners have found themselves before Justice Olusola Williams over an N100,000 debt, meant to be used in importing female footwears.
David Egu the plaintiff, while speaking on Judging Matters said he gave his business partner Sunday Nnaji N190,000 to help import a hundred pairs of female footwears from China and has not been able to deliver them.
According to him, he requested a refund after several months but only refunded N90,000, leaving behind a debt of N100,000 and that was why he brought him for Judging Matters.
When asked, the defendant, Sunday Nnaji said it was true that he got the money for the said purpose just as he has been helping the plaintiff do for years, but it was not his fault that the goods were not delivered.
According to him, he sent the money to his family friend who has always helped to buy and send goods from China, but after sending him the money he stopped picking his calls and had since remained incommunicado.
Nnaji added that he has tried to repay the money and that was why he paid N90,000 and would only pay the rest when his business booms because his money is also stocked with the said contact in China.
He pleaded that he would be able to pay the remaining money for the end of the year, but expressed disappointment that Egu did not believe that he truly sent the money to China for the purchase of the footwears.
Justice Williams was however unsatisfied with NNaji’s explanations, especially because he has no evidence that he sent the money to his contact in China. She told him that the case before her was not about if the Plaintiff believes him or not, but about him either paying the money back in full or delivering the goods as promised.
She ruled that he pays back the remaining N100,000 as soon as possible and not just at his convenience because he has already delayed the repayment unnecessarily.