A civil court has ordered a citizen to pay KD17,000 to a female compatriot he duped in a fake business project.
In a lawsuit filed on behalf of the plaintiff, Attorney Elaf Al-Saleh said her client was introduced to the defendant with whom she agreed to establish a business project and share the profits.
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She said the relationship between the plaintiff and the defendant became sour after sometime when the former inquired about the work in progress.
Lawyer Al-Saleh said her client tried all friendly ways to recover her money but the defendant refused to show any sign of cooperation, and avoided her by changing his phone number.
She presented a portfolio of documents, saying there was no contract agreement between them- although bank transfers to the account of the accused is available to prove they had business relations, save for Whatsapp messages.
Based on experts’ report, there’s no contract agreement but evidence of bank transfers to the tune of KD 17,000, so the court ordered the accused to pay back money transferred to him.
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