x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Women robbed man of Dh20,000 after tying him up in hotel, Dubai court hears

A court in Dubai was told the women lured their victim to a hotel room on the basis of discussing business.

DUBAI // A number of women attacked a man, tied him up and stole Dh20,000 after luring him to a hotel room to discuss a business deal, a court heard.

EZ, 28, received a call from a Nigerian woman seeking to rent a bus from his company, it was alleged at Dubai Criminal Court.

“I went to meet her at her hotel room at 7pm of October 13,” he said.

OO, 29, opened the door, threw him on a chair and a number of women appeared and started beating him up, EZ, from Pakistan, said.

“They kicked and punched and hit me with their shoes, then tied my hands before one of them took Dh20,000. Then they all ran away,” he said, adding that he untied himself and called police.

OO confessed to being part of the gang that attacked the man and she also confessed to renting the room where the incident happened. But she denied a charge of robbery.

The rest of the women were not arrested.

A verdict is expected on December 25.

salamir@thenational.ae