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Dubai worker, wife threaten to kill employer; land in court

Marie Nammour /Dubai Filed on July 13, 2020 | Last updated on July 13, 2020 at 06.45 am
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The worker's wife, who is at large, is accused of insulting the complainant in WhatsApp messages.

A couple is standing trial for allegedly threatening to kill the husband's employer and his family.

The Court of First Instance heard how the 36-year-old Asian construction worker issued criminal threats against his former employer and family demanding to drop the absconding case levelled against him.

The worker's wife, who is at large, is accused of insulting the complainant in WhatsApp messages.

The case dates back to February and a complaint was lodged at Rashidiya police station. The husband has been detained.

The complainant, a 40-year-old Asian businessman, told the prosecutor that about six months prior to the complaint he had filed an absconding report against the defendant as the latter did not come to work and was working for other people.

"After that, I kept receiving phone calls, the last of which was in February. The accused was threatening to kill me and my family unless I drop the charges against him."

The businessman added that the defendant's wife also threatened to kill him in messages she sent to him on WhatsApp. He said the wife used inappropriate language to threaten him.

Copies of the messages were enclosed to the case file as part of the public prosecution evidence.

The court will hand down a verdict on July 29.



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 college in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more and grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…

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