Crime and Courts

Convicted Dubai expat charged with raping another woman

Marie Nammour /Dubai Filed on October 22, 2019
Dubai expat, rape crime, dubai laws, online dating

(Reuters file)

He was already convicted for raping a woman he had met online.

A 32-year-old Nigerian man, who was previously found guilty of raping a woman, has been accused of raping another in the same week.

On Tuesday, he was charged at the Dubai Court of First Instance for allegedly kidnapping and raping a woman he met online. According to public prosecution records, the incident was reported on December 29 last year at Al Barsha police station.

Also read: Dubai expat rapes woman 20 times

The defendant, who works as a jewellery designer, went to meet the complainant, a Ukrainian, in a cab. He then took her to his flat, where he allegedly forced her inside "after threatening to inject her with a shot", according to public prosecution records. He then allegedly raped her repeatedly at knifepoint.

The 33-year-old complainant said the accused raped her again four times the next day and then told her to leave.

The defendant had been convicted of raping another woman (a 53-year-old Serbian) 20 times in an incident that was reported on January 4 this year. He was sentenced to one year in jail and deportation in that case.

According to prosecution records, the two women are not related.

The trial will continue on November 3.


Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, Lebanese community-related affairs and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, Marie worked as an in-house reporter, covering international affairs for the LBCI and the LBC Sat (Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International), a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for Sagesse, a renowned law college in the heart of the Lebanese capital. Marie speaks fluently Arabic, French, English and Spanish. She is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more and of the French literature.

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