Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 June 2019

Drug addict hid girlfriend's body after heroin overdose

Man left woman's body at a farm in Ajman in bid to escape prosecution

A drug addict who hid his girlfriend’s body after injecting her with a lethal dose of heroin has been handed a life sentence.

The 35-year-old man, from the Comoros Islands, drove from Dubai to Ajman and left the woman’s body in an electrical room of a farm ­after she died while both were taking drugs.

The mother of the Emirati woman – whose age was not disclosed – filed a missing person's report following her disappearance in March last year.

The police investigation discovered the woman was last seen alive with her partner, who was arrested.

During questioning, he admitted he and his long-term girlfriend had been taking drugs together in his car when she suffered convulsions and died.

He said he panicked and decided to find a place to hide her body in order to evade prosecution.

The woman's body was discovered soon after.

A medical report confirmed that the woman had died of a heroin overdose.

The man was convicted of facilitating drug use, hiding a dead body and of possessing drugs.

He was sentenced to life in prison – a maximum term of 25 years – to be followed by deportation.

Updated: February 17, 2019 08:46 PM