x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Restaurant boss 'made death threat' to employee

A man denied threatening to kill his Filipina co-worker if she did not have sex with him, a court heard.

DUBAI // A restaurant manager professed love for one of his employees and then threatened to kill her if she did not have sex with him, a Dubai court heard yesterday.

YA, 28, from Syria, denied a charge of threatening to kill the woman, accompanied with an order to have sex with him, in the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance.

JP, a 22-year-old Filipina, told prosecutors that she took a job at the restaurant where YA was a manager in April last year.

She said that a few months later the accused told her he was in love with her and wanted to marry her, but she turned him down.

YA continued harassing the victim until she informed their boss, who told him to stop the behaviour.

However, YA sent her an e-mail, prosecutors said, saying he wanted to spend his life with her.

JP told prosecutors that when she informed her boss about the e-mail, YA met told her that if she did not accompany him to his home and have sex with him he would kill her, just as he had killed another Filipina at International City.

He told her he did not fear being reported to police, JP said, and when he talked to her he held a nail close to her eyeball in a threatening gesture,.

A verdict is expected on April 26.

salamir@thenational.ae