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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
A four-member African gang was arrested and referred to criminal court for mugging a man of over Dhs150,000 with the help of his fiancé in Dubai.
The incident took place during last October, when an African manager, the victim, filed a robbery report claiming that he was attacked and beaten up by a gang while being with his fiancé inside his apartment.
At the day of the robbery, the victim was alerted by the door bell and opened it to find three of the defendants barging inside the house.
They tied him up and began beating him and his fiancé brutally and threatened to stab him with a knife if he did not open the money safe.
Being afraid for his life, the victim opened the safe and the gang took Dhs150,000, $800 and his passport from it.
After defendants fled the place, the victim’s fiancé untied him and the incident was immediately reported to police.
Police investigation revealed that the fiancé was an accomplice of the robbery plan as she was the one who informed the gang about the victim’s possession of a large amount of money.
The third defendant and the fiancé are now runaways, while the first two defendant were arrested and prosecuted by Dubai courts.
The first defendant testified to getting only Dhs7,000 of the robbery money, while the second defendant received Dhs30,000.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced 2 Asian men, and another runaway accomplice, to a year in jail followed by deportation for committing assault and attempted robbery charges.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced three Africans and an Asian to three years in prison each and fined them jointly Dhs207,000 for stealing Dhs200,000 from a safe of company, in addition to three mobile phones belonging to the company’s owner and others, who were assaulted and threatened under knifepoint.
The Dubai Court of Appeal commuted the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance against two GCC citizens from 3 years in prison to one year with a fine of Dhs8,200 over robbing an Asian under duress and using his bankcard for shopping.
The Dubai Court of Appeal upheld a verdict issued by the Court of First Instance sentencing a gang of five Africans to two years in jail to be followed by deportation and fining them Dhs300,000 on charges of stealing an amount equal to the fine from an Asian trader once he left a bank.
The UAE government affirmed that the UAE citizens have priority in being appointed to any of the vacant jobs in the federal authorities, adding that non-nationals can be appointed in case the citizen does not meet the conditions and requirements of the job.
The Iranian Jamaran news website identified the boy as 9-year-old Morteza Delf Zaregani. They spoke to the father who accused the police of not issuing any warning before shooting.
The UAE Government stated that a resident can obtain a residence visa for his wife and children, after submitting the marriage contract which must be certified in Arabic or translated into Arabic by a sworn and certified translator.