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Housemaid knifes man on Dubai street


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Hamza M Sengendo, Staff Reporter

A housemaid knifed a man for advising his fiancée not to go with her to a nightclub, the Dubai Criminal Court heard on Monday.

The African maid, 25, stuck a knife in the chest of the unemployed Sudanese man, 40, at a street in Frij Murar area at around 3am on Feb.3.

She had a motive to kill him but the scheme fell flat, prosecutors explained.  

He was ambulanced to hospital where he responded to medical intervention. She argued, “I never had any motive to kill him. In fact I was under the influence of alcohol.” The court set Jul.11 to find her a lawyer.

On the record, the victim wanted to meet his Ethiopian fiancée. He waited for her beside a supermarket in the neighbourhood. She showed up with the maid. The victim learnt they were heading to a nightclub.

He held his fiancée by the arm, telling her not to go with the maid.

The maid, not knowing that the victim understood their Ethiopian language, advised the fiancée to deceive him that she would not go the club.

The victim told the fiancée to remain with him and let the maid go alone. The maid boiled with anger and pelted him with obscenities.

“I wanted to go away with my fiancée and leave the maid there. All of a sudden, she charged at me and stabbed me,” he complained.

He seized the maid’s arm and asked her what had happened. He lost balance and collapsed. An ambulance was summoned.

The fiancée on her part told prosecution investigators that the victim contacted and requested to meet her downstairs the building where she stayed. The maid who was also going her way, followed her downstairs.

“The moment she saw me standing with him, she seized my arm while telling me to accompany her. The victim asked me to stay. She insulted him. They disputed. She went away. Shortly, she returned and stabbed him.”

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