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Dubai expat threatens to kill flatmate if she doesn't leave the apartment

Filed on February 2, 2020 | Last updated on February 2, 2020 at 03.08 pm
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The trial will continue on February 18.- Alamy Image

The complainant, a 26-year-old waitress, recounted during the investigation how the accused threatened her.

An expat is standing trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance for allegedly threatening to kill her flatmate.

According to public prosecution records, the case dates back to December 2 last year when the 48-year-old Filipina told her compatriot to leave the shared flat or she would kill her.

The complainant, a 26-year-old waitress, recounted during the investigation how the accused threatened her.

"It was around noon. She told me to leave the flat or else she would kill me. We have been living together since 2008."

She claimed she had no clue and didn't understand what prompted the defendant's behaviour. On the same day, she filed a complaint against the woman at Al Muraqqabat police station.

A 52-year-old Filipino waiter supported the complainant's account of what happened. "I was sitting with them when the accused threatened our flatmate. I don't know why she did it."

Another Filipino waiter, 33, gave a similar testimony.

The trial will continue on February 18.

mary@khaleejtimes.com

Marie Nammour

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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