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Hamza M Sengendo, Staff Reporter
A supermarket client who allegedly lured its female accountant with a dinner offer and abused her inside a desert was on Tuesday slapped on the wrist.
The Asian defendant –a project manager, 39- reportedly befriended the Filipina victim, 25, and started chatting with her on Whatsapp. He invited her for dinner at around 8:30pm on Nov.14 last year, she explained.
He reassured her that he would not hurt her. He drove her in his car to a restaurant. She asked him to return her home. He refused and offered to take her for coffee at a café. He took her to one along Al Qudra Street.
Later, he sped off along a street as she asked him where he was heading. He refused to tell her. He diverted off the road and sped to a sandy area then pulled over under trees in a scary dark area where he abused her.
Prosecutors demanded the toughest punishment.
During stages of interrogations, he contended they had a consensual affair. The Dubai Criminal Court imprisoned him for six months plus deportation.
On the record, the woman said he employed his physical strength to overpower her and clutch her to the car’s rear seat. She tried to free herself but he bit her right calf and she surrendered under unbearable leg pain.
He also grabbed her by the neck, slapped her face and punched her stomach.
He attacked her while filming her with his mobile. He drove her back home while vowing to kill her in case she complained to the police.
He was leaving when he intimidated her that he had friends working in government bodies and that he would notify everyone about the incident in case she declined to answer his calls or he failed to find her.
During police questioning he argued he had photos in his mobile phone showing her acting upon her consent.
On her part, the victim argued that the defendant took the photos and videos after beating her up.
An unemployed African woman, 34, lured an Asian man, 33, with her accomplices and stole Dhs60,000 from his possession.
An Asian man, 48, sought the help of two policemen who he knew very well to arrest the son of his partner, 24, and force him to sign a promissory note for Dhs132,000 in financial obligations to be paid by his partner.
A trespasser insulted police officers and bragged about being an American, the Dubai Criminal Court heard on Monday.
The rapidly changing global communications landscape reinforces the need to create an enabling environment to develop and maintain effective government communication as it influences the reputation of governments and organisations in the international arena, said Chairman of Sharjah Media Council (SMC) Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi.
The debut Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Tolerance Award was presented to three individuals from different parts of the world recognising their outstanding efforts in strengthening the cause of humanitarianism at a glittering ceremony held in Dubai on Wednesday.
UAE residents and tourists have opportunities to learn about Indonesian history and culture as the Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH) opened the doors of the decades-old Bait Sheikh Sultan Bin Saqer Al Qasimi Al Gharbi House in Rolla on Tuesday evening for the “Republic of Indonesia Heritage Week.”