UAE: Man caught on police CCTV as he murders boss for not paying workers' salary

Ajman - The accused said the workers harassed him as he was responsible for bringing them to the UAE.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 9:22 AM

Last updated: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 9:45 AM

An Asian man allegedly murdered his boss outside a cafeteria in Ajman, after the latter refused to pay the salary of nine workers in his company, a court heard.

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The murder was recorded in the police CCTV camera at the crime scene, according to the court records. The 35-year-old defendant is charged with premeditated murder by the public prosecution.

The CCTV footage showed the accused approaching the victim carrying a plastic bag, in which he hid the knife. When he took the knife out and started the attack, the boss tried to run away. However, he followed the victim and stabbed him several times in the abdomen before slitting his throat and fleeing the crime scene.

The accused was arrested later by the police. During interrogation, he told the police that he committed the murder as the boss refused to pay the salary of himself and nine other workers for four months.

The victim, who is a compatriot of the accused, brought the defendant to the UAE after offering him a job. Later, he agreed the accused to recruit nine others from their home country and brought them to the UAE on visit visa. However, even after months, the boss didn’t initiate procedures to change their residency status or pay them salary, despite repeated requests.

The accused said the nine people pressurised him and harassed him as he was responsible for bringing them to the UAE. The boss started avoiding him when he repeatedly asked the former to pay the money.

Two days before the incident, he called the victim and threatened him to murder him if the workers’ money was not paid. The victim agreed to meet the aaccused in a cafeteria near their office in the morning. However, during their meeting, the victim reiterated that he would not pay the money, the accused told the police, adding that it enraged him and he took out the knife and murdered the boss.

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