A bird's eye view of Fujairah.


Chinese arrested for Emirati’s murder near prayer hall in Fujairah


DUBAI – A 31-year-old Chinese man has been arrested for the murder of a 39-year-old Emirati man near a prayer hall in Fujairah.

According to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Fujairah Police, the suspect was arrested within 48 hours of the crime on Saturday.

Brigadier Hamid Muhammad Al Yamahi, Director General of Police Operations, said that police were able to retrieve stolen items from the suspect’s possession.

Al Yamahi said that initial investigation revealed that the Chinese suspect had sneaked into the victim’s car where he threatened the Emirati with a stolen firearm.

The suspect then asked the victim to step out of the car, after which he shot the Emirati and sped off with the latter’s car.

He later parked the stolen car in a dim area near the beach and left with the victim’s personal belongings and wallet.

During police interrogation, the Chinese suspect confessed to the crime and also led police to where he hid the firearm used in the murder.

Major General Mohammed Ahmed bin Ghanem Al Kaabi, Commander-in-Chief of Fujairah Police, praised the quick arrest of the suspect.

The case has been referred to the Public Prosecution for a trial. ICA/Expat Media

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