After meeting the woman, the man found that Dh2,500 kept his pocket were missing.
A woman and her accomplice are standing trial at a Dubai court on multiple charges, including assault and robbery.
Public prosecution records show that on November 15 last year, the 22-year-old Nigerian woman, who is a prostitute, lured a Cameroon national man for sex for Dh80. However, he was robbed of Dh2,500 and assaulted by that woman and her accomplice.
The woman has been charged at the Dubai Court of First Instance with working in prostitution and overstaying her visa. She is also accused of having illicit sex with the robbery victim. The man is also charged for a residency breach and consuming alcohol without permit. The incident was reported at the Al Muraqqabat police station.
“On the day of the incident, I was terminated by the auto workshop where I worked, and received Dh5,500 in dues. I put Dh2,500 in my pocket and the rest in my undergarments that I was wearing then,” the 23-year-old man said. “Around 8pm that day, I was walking with a friend in Abu Hail when we came across the woman accused. She invited me to her flat to have sex for Dh80.”
He recounted how he shortly later discovered that the money he kept in his pocket was missing. “When I asked about my money, the woman screamed saying she did not know where it was. Her accomplice then punched me in the face,” he said.
The victim’s friend and another man of their nationality then got inside the flat. The victim was then advised to leave and forget about the money to avoid trouble. But he insisted on calling the police. Other men, who were involved, fled the scene by the time the police arrived.
“I was with him that night. I heard him screaming about half an hour after he had gone with the woman. When I went up to see what was going on, I saw him being assaulted and learned from him that he had just been robbed. But the suspects claimed to the police later that he (my friend) had barged inside the place and raped the woman, which is not true,” the victim’s friend, a 36-year-old, told the prosecution investigator.
A police lieutenant said that even though the woman claimed she was raped, he had doubts about her story because there was no sign of forceful entry into the place. The court will release a ruling on March 10.
Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…
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