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Man jailed for vow to blow up mother's villa

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Hamza M Sengendo, Staff Reporter


DUBAI: A man who vowed to blow up his mother’s villa after she told his visiting friend to leave must be deported, the Dubai Appeals Court upheld on Sunday.

The unemployed Arab defendant, 32, smashed windows of both his sister’s Hyundai and BMW car.

He stole the sister’s Dhs23,000. He threatened to blow up the villa if his mother or a family members called the police.

He brandished and threatened to detonate the gas cylinder inside the villa at around 12pm on April 21. The mother sought police help. Rashidiyah Police Station cops nabbed him, prosecutors told the Criminal Court.

“We disputed and I threatened her. I was extremely angry. I am sorry,” he expressed remorse in court. Records showed he smashed his sister’s safe and snatched the money. In court, he denied stealing the money.

However, he admitted to have hammered her cars’ windows.

He presented a waiver from his mother.

The Criminal Court sentenced him to a suspended three-month prison term and ordered that he be deported.

He insisted that his sister also forgave him. He appealed the ruling.

Prosecutors said he admitted robbery before police and prosecutors. The Dubai Appeals Court ordered him to serve the deportation penalty.

On the record, his mother, 55, was inside the villa when he returned home with his friend. After a while, she asked the friend to leave. The defendant strode out in a fit of rage and smashed the windshields of both cars.

He carried the cylinder and threatened to detonate it inside the villa. The fear-stricken mother and family members rushed outside. They returned home the next morning and found the gate and main door left open.

They went to the bedroom that she shared with her daughter and found contents scattered, a safe smashed and Dhs23, 000 stolen. She contacted the police. Cops detained, frisked and found him with the stolen money. He confessed to the theft.