A Petty trader, Mrs. Rose Abbey got what she didn’t bargain for when she was allegedly detained in a Micro Finance Bank at Ipaja area of Lagos, for failing to pay a weekly N2,000 earlier agreed on towards offsetting the N17,000 loan she borrowed from the bank.
It was alleged that she was abducted and beaten up before she was locked up in a room at the bank located at 170/ 172, Ipaja Road Baruwa on April 25. She was, however, released three days later. Before then, she was allegedly neither allowed to have access to members of her family nor given food. The housewife who hails from Edo state later regained her freedom, after her friend paid the N2,000 to the bank.
Narrating her ordeal the victim told Crime Alert that she borrowed N17,000 from the bank to run her small scale business at Gowon Estate and the condition was that she will be paying back N2,000 every week. She said she has been paying the money until the 25 of April, when she was unable to pay because of poor sales.