Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
Last updated 0 minute ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
Man arrested for blackmailing girl
By Nadia Sultan January 04, 2018
 Print    Send to Friend

DUBAI: The Dubai Police have arrested a jobless Arab national for blackmailing girls through social networks and chatting apps. He reportedly threatened a girl with publishing private photos of her on porno websites unless she paid him money.

The Dubai Police received a tip-off on their email from a girl identified as WM, Arab, about how she was threatened and blackmailed by a person, NSH, whom she knew via Facebook. She asked the police to protect her from that man since she had already paid him, but he continued blackmailing her to get more money.     

Director of the CID Brigadier Salem Al Rumaithi directed the teams of the anti-cyber crimes to investigate and locate the blackmailer. The police found that the blackmailer was working for a service firm in the country, but had been suspended from work five months ago due to a brawl with a roommate. 

The security teams succeeded in locating the suspect and arrested him at his residence. They interrogated a roommate of the suspect, who confirmed that the NSH was blackmailing WM and took $2,000 from her. He then threatened her again and asked for more money, but she was not able to pay to him more, the roommate added. 

The suspect confessed to the crime. He said that he had known the girl via Facebook. Later they spoke on Skype, through which he snapped the screen while on the video call and used those screen shots to blackmail her. He demanded money, otherwise he would publish those pictures on social networks, porno websites and share it with her friends. She transferred $2,000 to him, but he later asked her to give him more money. He gave her a few days’ time to provide the money, but he was surprised by the police arresting him.

The suspect has been referred to the judicial department on the charges of threatening and blackmailing others via social networking sites, Al Rumaithi added.

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Post a comment
Related Stories
Visitor interned for battering policemen
DUBAI: An inebriated visitor who smacked a corporal with a liquor bottle and headbutted a policeman was interned on Tuesday. The Arab defendant, 23, hit the Yemeni cor..
Minibus driver bites off cabbie’s ear
DUBAI: A minibus driver and a cabbie arguing over a road exit’s usage exchanged punches. The driver whacked the cabbie with a wheel spanner and bit off his ear. The As..
Daughter accuses mother of beating her
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Court of Appeal (ADCO) heard the case of a daughter who sued her mother, accusing her of beating her. The mother told the court that she had s..
Driver flees with boss’s Dhs650,000
DUBAI: A driver accused of speeding off with his boss’s Dhs650,000 stood on trial on Monday with his brother and female friend accused of handling some. The Asian driv..
Nurse incarcerated over friend’s death
DUBAI: A nurse who pushed his friend to death during a drunken dispute was on Monday sentenced to three years in jail for manslaughter. The Asian nurse, 28, disputed w..
Advertise | Copyright