A fine and imprisonment were imposed on 3 women and 2 men who lured a foreign resident

Abdallah Shahin - | UAE

Three women and two men were found not guilty by the Court of Appeal in Dubai. The original court had acquitted them of conspiring to lure an Asian man with a picture of a woman, agreeing to meet at one of their apartments for a massage. However, after the session, the women and men robbed and assaulted the man, forcing him to reveal secret data numbers. Two credit cards.

For their crimes, which included assault, wrongful detention, and forced stealing, the Court of Appeal sentenced the offenders to two years in jail and fined them 44,900 dirhams.

The defendants were indicted by the Public Prosecution for unlawfully detaining the victim and engaging in subterfuge. The victim had contacted the number listed in the advertisement for a massage service through the "WhatsApp" app, and the defendants had verified the information in the ad. The moment he stepped foot in the flat, they dragged him inside, locked the door behind him, and proceeded to steal his wallet, which had 900 dirhams. They had previously requested him to come there. They attacked him when he refused to allow them take the movables; they then photographed and sent him photos of the two bank cards they had stolen from his wallet. He transferred 44,000 dirhams to another defendant over WhatsApp.

According to the victim's statement given to the Public Prosecution during their investigations, he had seen a Facebook ad for a European woman offering massage services for 500 dirhams the day before the incident. He contacted her over WhatsApp to get the address, and upon reaching the agreed-upon spot, he rang the bell. After someone helped him unlock the door, he heard a woman's voice behind it beckoning him inside; she promptly shut the door after him. He went on to say that after the woman had him in her grasp, two other women of the same nationality dragged him into a room. A man of the same nationality then arrived, searched him, found 900 dirhams, and snatched the phone from him violently. He mentioned that he attempted to fight them off and retrieve his belongings, but they restrained him. They then had him open his phone's banking app and tried to force him to transfer funds multiple times, but he was unsuccessful. Finally, they removed his two bank cards from his wallet and asked him for the PIN numbers. After he stepped outside for twenty minutes, he returned to tell him the number was wrong; he then gave him the right one.

The victim went on to say that the accused had contacted one of the individuals by phone, given him the passwords to the two cards, and then shared a photo of them via WhatsApp. Twenty minutes later, he reappeared from outside, told the females to get out of the apartment, took back his phone, wallet, and bank cards, and ran away.

After he made sure the place was empty, he left, called his friends to explain what happened, and then contacted the police. While at the center, he used the bank app to check his account and found that they had taken money out of his balance while he was there.

An eyewitness told the police that a group was assembled to find the criminals by following their methods of operation. The investigation revealed that they were involved in multiple crimes simultaneously, and their whereabouts were found in another emirate. In order to coordinate with the police there, they were apprehended.

It was discovered that the fifth accused—who was not in the apartment—took 14,500 dirhams from an ATM using the first bank card, while the second accused withdrew 29,500 dirhams and bought mobile phones online. According to the witness, the victim was shown the four criminals in a diagnostic queue, and he identified each one. The witness also mentioned that the defendants were found with large sums of money and many cell phones upon their detention.

Due to its lack of faith in the evidence and the defendants' insistence on denial, the court of first instance acquitted the five individuals after reviewing the case. After hearing an appeal from the Public Prosecution, the Court of Appeal determined that the lower court's decision had not cast doubt on the case's essential features and upheld the conviction and imprisonment of the five defendants. They were all fined 44,900 dirhams, deported, and sentenced to two years in prison. The discrimination phase of the litigation has not yet concluded.

About Author

Abdallah Shahin
Abdallah Shahin
690 Total posts

Read Also

The Labor Law specifies the dates for paying salaries to UAE employees

The Labor Law specifies the dates on which employees in the UAE must receive their salaries.

The UAE Labor Law determines salary payment options for employees

The UAE Labor Law establishes the various wage payment alternatives that are available to workers.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi unveil huge 20% summer sale for July & August ticket bookings

An alluring deal has been offered by Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, offering a 20% discount on certain routes for travel in July and August. Travelers can take advantage of this great one-day flash deal on June 11 to visit a variety of destinations this summer....

Dubai Police honored 22 safe drivers

22 drivers have been recognized by the Dubai Police Department for their safe driving.

Dubai retail sector records new highs with a booming 3-day super sale event

Setting new milestones for the retail industry, Dubai's annual 3-day Super Sale has reached unparalleled heights. Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) organizers set a new record with this year's festival, which ran from May 31...

Today's weather: Rain will fall in the Emirates within hours

There is a possibility of precipitation in several regions of the UAE this afternoon.

Low-cost airline tickets cost up to one dirham in the UAE

In the seat sale, the airline is offering tickets for flights between Dubai and Manila for as little as Dh1.

Urgent.. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid announces a federal law regarding traffic

The individual referred to as "His Highness" Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, has confirmed that the UAE Genome Program has successfully gathered over 600,000 samples from...

UAE: Home delivery of sheep and goats via Careem for Eid Al Adha 2024

Careem, in collaboration with Dhabayeh Al Emarat, has launched an innovative service in the UAE for Eid Al Adha 2024, providing on-demand delivery of sheep and goats through its app.

The UAE announced the new federal traffic law 2024

In 2024, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) passed a new federal traffic law.

The traffic fines in Dubai have an impact on drivers' licenses

The traffic fines imposed on vehicle drivers in Dubai affect driver's licenses.

UAE launches 100 job opportunities for citizens in the private sector

The Emirates Human Resources Development Council in Dubai has recently facilitated over 100 exclusive job opportunities for citizens through an open career day, which was organized as part of the council’s initiatives aimed at providing citizens...

Sharjah Government announces Arafat Day & Eid al-Adha holidays for public sector

The Sharjah Human Resources Department has made a significant announcement regarding the holiday schedule for the Day of Arafah and Eid Al-Adha for various governmental departments, bodies, and institutions within Sharjah.

Dubai announced Eid al-Adha holidays for employees in 2024

Dubai has announced Eid al-Adha holidays for public sector employees in 2024.

Eid Al-Adha 2024: The UAE grants employees in the private sector a long holiday

The UAE provides a lengthy holiday to private sector employees during Eid Al-Adha 2024.

UAE: Summer longest day in June to extend nearly 14 hours

The UAE is gearing up for its summer solstice, marking the longest day of the year with temperatures expected to range between 41ºC and 43ºC during the day and 26ºC to 29ºC at night.

UAE Introduces Top 10 Summer Destinations with Airfares Starting at Dh441

As the academic year in the UAE draws to a close, schools are set to wrap up the final semester by July 1, ushering in a two-month summer break.

The UAE announced the employees’ holidays on the occasion of Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha 2024: The UAE has announced holidays for the public sector.

UAE Affirms Its Dedication to OPEC+ Despite Reports, Minister Says

In spite of media allegations to the contrary, UAE energy minister Suhail Al Mazrouei assured a panel in St. Petersburg, Russia, that the country remains dedicated to Opec+, customers, and the market.

UAE Eid Holiday: Explore Greenery and Waterfalls in Saudi, Oman from Dh1,099

During the Eid Al Adha holiday, visitors from the UAE make their way to Salalah in Oman and Abha in Saudi Arabia.

The Astronomy Centre announced the date of the Al-Adha holiday In the UAE 2024

In the UAE, the Astronomy Centre announced the date of the Al-Adha holiday in 2024.

UAE: du Pay, Visa introduce new partnership to increase digital payment options

du Pay, the mobile payment division of the telecommunications giant du, has announced a strategic partnership with Visa, a leading global payments processor.

Abu Dhabi sets new Unified Economic Licence to simplify business startup process

A collaborative effort spearheaded by Khalifa Economic Zones AD (KEZAD Group), Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ), Masdar City Free Zone, and Creative Media Authority (CMA) aims to bolster Abu Dhabi's appeal as a business-friendly destination....

A new way for Dubai residents to overcome the traffic crisis on roads

There is a novel approach that Dubai's citizens can adopt to alleviate the traffic congestion currently plaguing the roads.

UAE weather: Anticipated Rainfall Forecast for the Weekend

This weekend, rain is expected in several regions of the United Arab Emirates, according to weather analysts.

UAE introduces 5 Sharjah Buildings Fire-Proofed in Dh100m Government Initiative

Work is underway on a pioneering project in Sharjah that targets buildings prone to fires. The initiative aims to enhance fire safety by replacing the facades of 40 buildings with fire-resistant cladding.

UAE real estate: Jumeirah Bay villa sets record, sold for 175 million dirhams

Driven Real Estate has announced a record-setting transaction, having sold the most expensive villa ever on Jumeirah Bay Island for an astounding 175 million dirhams.

The authorities in Dubai confiscated 220 cars and fined them 50,000 dirhams

The authorities in Dubai took possession of 220 automobiles and issued a fine of 50,000 dirhams to the owners.

UAE: Asian expat ordered to pay 141,600 dirhams in compensation to an Arab woman