In Dubai's Naif area.
PHOTO BY EXPAT MEDIA
Three Africans have been sentenced to jail in Dubai for locking up a man in an apartment in Naif.
The Dubai Court of Appeal upheld a verdict sentencing an African woman and two African men to six months in jail. They will be deported after serving their jail term.
According to records, the group locked up the victim in August last year after he was unable to repay Dh800 to them. There were no further details about the nationalities and identities of the group and the victim.
The case was uncovered after the victim called his friend to ask for money to be brought to the apartment where he was locked up.
When the victim’s friend arrived at the apartment, he met one of the African gang members who demanded Dh800 payment to let his friend go. He alerted police about the incident.
A team of detectives arrived at the apartment and arrested the suspects during a raid.
The victim told police that he went to the apartment upon invitation of the African woman, and that once he arrived there, she asked him for the money that he borrowed from her.
Once he told her that he didn’t have the money, two African men came and locked him up. The African woman admitted that she invited the victim to her apartment and that she asked her friends to help her get the money that the victim borrowed from her. ICA/Expat Media
For all the latest news from the UAE and the world, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube page
UAE: Motorists rushing home for iftar may encounter road accidents, police says
UAE weather: Rain forecast for 3 days next week
Dubai: Novak Djokovic reveals he used to wait in line for hours just for bread to eat
Dubai jails European man selling work visas on TikTok
Dh5,000 fine, jail time for begging in UAE, Public Prosecution warns
Dream Island: UAE’s first scratch card game opens new store
Dubai: Woman scams man of Dh185,000 for customs in exchange for 8 gold bars
Dubai: Big Bad Wolf sale returns, up to 90% discount on books
Turkey: 5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Turkish province
Syria, Saudi Arabia to reopen their embassies after 10 years
UAE law: New penalties to come into force for violating consumers’ rights