‘Bus driver kidnapped, raped woman in Dubai’

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By Marie Nammour  www.khaleejtimes.com

The Court of First Instance was told that the 41-year-old Pakistani accused claimed to the Ugandan woman that he was an officer of the CID.

Dubai — A bus driver allegedly kidnapped a woman on the pretext of giving her a lift to her home and raped her, a Dubai court heard on Sunday.

The Court of First Instance was told that the 41-year-old Pakistani accused claimed to the Ugandan woman that he was an officer of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and would check whether she was residing illegally in the country.

He drove her to a sandy yard in Al Manama in Al Muraqqabat area, where he allegedly raped and sexually assaulted her in his bus after taking her wallet and phone. He faced charges of kidnap, rape, sexual assault with the use of force and threat and impersonating a police officer.

The woman, 28, who works in the sales department of an international food company, said in the investigation that she was waiting for a taxi after midnight on August 8 on Al Hamriyah street when the accused stopped his minibus near her. “I sat in the passenger seat next to him. He drove for some time, parked in a sandy location and started talking on his phone. He took my wallet and mobile phone and claimed that he was from the CID and would check with his seniors whether I was an illegal resident of the UAE.” More info

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