Dubai: Gang jailed after kidnapping businessman, demanding Dh30,000 ransom

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Dubai: Gang jailed after kidnapping businessman, demanding Dh30,000 ransom

The Dubai Court of Appeal upheld the three-year prison term handed down to seven individuals by a lower court for kidnapping a businessman and demanding a Dh30,000 ransom.

In January of this year, a man in Dubai’s Silicon Oasis district reported that his friend had been kidnapped and was held in an apartment.

According to his statement, he received a message from the victim through WhatsApp asking him to pay Dh30,000 as a ransom for his release, as otherwise, the gang would kill him.

The man continued by saying he had asked the victim to submit the address so he could bring the cash. After receiving the location from the victim, he informed the police authorities.

A police officer stated that the CID squad successfully identified the offenders using the evidence gathered and the footage from surveillance cameras. They were arrested the next day at the scene of the incident.

The victim, discovered inside the apartment, said that one of the convicts was a former business colleague.

One of the convicts admitted that he planned to kidnap the victim after observing him for some time near his residence in International City.

The seven convicts will be deported after serving their sentence. BKM/ Expat Media


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