x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 July 2017

Jail for kidnappers who forced man to sell his car

Two kidnappers who posed as women on BlackBerry Messenger to lure their victim into meeting them have been sentenced to three and a half years in jail.

ABU DHABI // Two kidnappers who posed as women on BlackBerry Messenger to lure their victim into meeting them were yesterday sentenced to three and a half years in jail.

MO and FN were sentenced to three years for the kidnap and six months for the BlackBerry scam.

FN is on the run and was sentenced in absentia. A third man, AK, was sentenced to six months.

The men tricked MA into meeting them in a mall car park before forcing him into a car at knifepoint and driving him to Al Ain, where they made him sell his car and give them the Dh18,000 proceeds.

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