The Dubai Public Prosecution has referred an Asian gang of four to the Criminal Court for kidnapping, brutally assaulting and filming the assault to blackmail a man into paying them Dhs20,000.
Authorities said the father was forced to sleep outside, beg for survival at some point but continued to search for his son.
The case dates back to August when an Asian filed a complaint stating that his housemate had been kidnapped and that his captors asked for a ransom of Dhs2,500 to let him go.
Police spokesman Gambo Isah, of Katsina state police, said the foiled abduction comes less than two days after the release of 344 schoolboys who were kidnapped in the same area on Dec. 11.
New South Wales state police described the victim of the April 14 alleged kidnapping only as a 50-year-old man. MacGill was widely identified as the victim, including in reports by the Australian Broadcasting Corp. and News Corp. newspapers.
In the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh a group of youths took advantage of the raging pandemic to kidnap and kill their own friend for ransom. They cremated his body by passing it off as remains of a coronavirus patient.
In the video, two choir members can be seen singing a hymn before they suddenly drop their mics and cower by the side of the altar. As piano music continues to play, a man wielding a rifle enters the screen and is seen taking them away.
The attack is the third mass kidnapping in three weeks in northwest Nigeria, which have authorities have attributed to armed bandits seeking ransom payments.
The 11-year-old Pensacola girl said she learned the importance of evidence from her favorite TV show, the long-running detective series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Alyssa had been attacked Tuesday as she awaited her school bus, her near-abduction captured by a neighbor's home security camera.