Man gets suspended jail term for threatening to blow up mother's villa

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Man gets suspended jail term for threatening to blow up mothers villa

Dubai - His mother earlier requested the court to dismiss the case.

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Marie Nammour

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Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019, 5:24 PM

Last updated: Thu 27 Jun 2019, 7:36 PM

A 32-year-old man, who threatened to blow up his Emirati mother's villa, was given a suspended three-month jail term by the Dubai Court of First Instance on Thursday.
Prosecutors accused that the Omani man on April 21 this year held a gas cylinder and threatened to blow up his mother's house if she called the police on him.
He also damaged two cars by smashing their glass with a stick and stole Dh23,000 from the safe in his sister's bedroom.
In court, the man admitted to charges of blackmail, making criminal threats and damage of property, claiming he was angry. But he denied a charge of theft with the use of sharp weapon. The court ordered his deportation.
His mother earlier requested the court to dismiss the case.
A complaint had been lodged at Al Rashidiya police station.
The defendant's mother, a housewife, said that her son arrived home around noon on April 21. "He brought his friend with him. When I asked his friend to leave, my son became angry. He smashed the front glass of our two cars, one of them belongs to my daughter."
The housewife recalled to the investigator how her son then held a gas cylinder, threatening to blow up the place.
"I left with the family members. When I returned the following morning, I found the external gate and the villa door opened. The bedroom of my daughter was in a mess and the safe was broken. An amount of Dh23,000 was missing," she recounted.
The mother called the police who apprehended the defendant and recovered the money from him.
During the public prosecution investigation, the son, who has been detained, admitted that he stole Dh23,000 from his sister after breaking the safe with a hammer. He confessed he damaged the family's two cars and that he threatened to burn the house.
The ruling may be appealed.

- mary@khaleejtimes.com



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