Woman Accuses Man of Indecent Proposal

DUBAI - An Egyptian woman real estate agent on Wednesday accused an unemployed compatriot man in the Criminal Court of First Instance of threatening and sexually harassing her.

By Mary Nammour

Published: Fri 24 Apr 2009, 12:14 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:17 AM

According to the court records, the defendant allegedly threatened the 33-year old woman that he would slaughter and bury her if she worked in Sharjah. He is also accused of sexually harassing the woman by offering her money for spending a night with him in a hotel on November 9 last year.

The woman said three months prior to the incident, she had lodged a complaint with the Sharjah Police against the defendant regarding a business dispute. The defendant then allegedly promised in a bond signed in a police station to pay her Dh1,700 to settle the dispute. Two months later while she was at Mutaina Street, Muraqqabat, she received a call from a Yemeni man enquiring about an apartment which he wants to take on rent in Dubai.

She told him to meet her in a restaurant. He came with a friend later. They asked her to accompany them and show the apartment. They insisted that she herself must go with them rather than anybody else.

She became suspicious as she noticed them speaking in Egyptian rather than Yemeni dialect. Besides, they called her by her name when she had not mentioned it in an advertisement she had given in a newspaper. Besides, they did not want to show her their passports. She turned down their request also because it was already around 10pm.

Shortly afterwards, the defendant appeared and asked her to hand him the bond he had signed for reconciliation in a Sharjah police station. She handed over the bond paper and he gave her Dh1,700. However, before he left, he told her “If I ever learn that you have gone to Sharjah and done business there, I will slaughter and bury you there”. She claimed that when she called him two days before this incident asking for Dh1,700 reconciliation money, he told her he was willing to pay her more than that amount if she would go with him to a hotel.

An Egyptian coworker of the woman confirmed this allegation in his statement. He said he was present when the woman was threatened.

The verdict is expected on April 29.


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