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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
An African visitor was prosecuted and sentenced to 9 months in jail for brutally assaulting his roommate inside Dubai’s apartment.
He will be deported after serving his sentence.
The incident took place inside an apartment that both the victim and the defendant shared.
The defendant was under the influence of alcohol on the night of the assault, and had gotten into an argument with the victim over using the washroom.
The argument turned into brawl and in a fit of anger defendant grabbed the liquor bottle and smashed it against the victim’s body.
The victim sustained injuries on both his arms, leading to a permanent disability as per what the doctors said.
Snapping out of his anger, the defendant asked another roommate to call the police, then he quietly left the apartment.
He headed to the building’s security guard and waited until he was arrested by police officers.
The Supreme Federal Court upheld the verdict sentencing a person to a month in jail followed by deportation, besides a fine of Dhs2,450,000 for harbouring infiltrators, housing violating foreigners and employing them while they were not on his sponsorship.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced two Arab visitors to three years in jail and fined them Dhs23,000 to be followed by deportation on charges of stealing from a woman’s sports bag, including a mobile phone.
The four suspects were under the influence of alcohol when they assaulted the victim with iron rods that caused fatal injuries.
When the police arrived and tried to arrest the defendant he refused to follow their orders and assaulted a policeman. The defendant sought the help of his family after which his mother came and bit the policeman’s hand.
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