Dubai: A gang has been accused on the Dubai Courtroom of First Occasion of robbing Dh1 million from a service provider in a faux enterprise deal.

The 38-year-old Iranian service provider testified that he was contacted by the 40-year-old Bahraini defendant for a enterprise deal and he agreed to provide the Bahraini man Dh1 million in money and one other $511,000 (Dh1.87 million) by way of a wire switch.

In June this yr, he went to Deira together with his good friend, carrying the money in a bag based mostly on the defendant’s request when an African man got here to apparently information him to the defendant’s workplace.

“We have been contained in the automobile ready when the African man got here. He was carrying a safety guard’s uniform and requested us to observe him to the defendant’s workplace. He requested me if I had the cash within the bag earlier than snatching it from me and escaped,” mentioned the Iranian service provider on report.

The sufferer then alerted Dubai Police who arrested the defendant in lower than 24 hours and recovered the money.

An Emirati policeman testified that after intensive investigation, the defendant was arrested together with a 39-year-old second defendant from Mauritania inside a Dubai lodge.

“The defendant admitted to the theft and that he had deliberate it together with one other individual in Turkey. He was with two African males in the course of the theft, who have been ready in a automobile close by. One in every of them snatched the bag,” mentioned the 24-year-old Emirati policeman on report.

Dh459,000 was discovered with the second defendant who claimed that he was informed by one other individual to gather the cash from the Bahraini defendant.

Dubai Public Prosecution has charged the Bahraini defendant with theft. The opposite suspects are nonetheless at giant.

The second defendant from Mauritania was charged with possessing the cash.

The subsequent listening to shall be on September 22.

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