3 Nigerian women arrested for robbery in Dubai

A gang of three Nigerian women have been accused of luring a man to their apartment, where they beat him up and stole a total of Dh57,000, from him.

Gulf News reports that the 45-year-old Iraqi arrived in Dubai in January and met a woman, whom he thought was a Swedish student, through a dating app, court documents showed on Monday.

According to the report, the duo agreed to meet at her apartment at Al Quoz, after they spoke on the phone, but when he arrived, he was reportedly attended by a group of Nigerian women who attacked him.

According to the victim: “The apartment door opened, and they, the five African women, dragged me inside and physically abused me,”.

He explained that he gave them Dh1,600 to let him go after they slapped him and asked him for money, adding that they searched his pockets and found an extra Dh55,975.

“They were so happy when they found this amount of cash that they stopped searching me,” he told the court.

“I was terrified that they would kill me so I pretended to have breathing problems so they would let me go,”.

He said the Nigerians allowed him to leave, but he alerted the building’s security and kept waiting in front of the apartment.

He explained that when Dubai Police arrived, the ladies jumped out of the window in a bid to escape.

The police officer who responded to the victim’s call explained that: “The women escaped, and we chased them on foot. We arrested three of them, and the victim identified them before taking them to Bur Dubai police station.”

The three Nigerian women aged 30, 33 and 34, were charged with robbery. A verdict is expected later this month.

Meanwhile, Dubai Public Prosecution charged the Iraqi victim with soliciting prostitution.

He was fined Dh5,000 and deported.