Sus­pect to be tried in Dubai

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The sus­pect in the killing of Obaida Ibrahim Al Aqrabawi has a crim­i­nal record for il­le­gal con­sum­ing al­co­hol and break­ing into apart­ments, Dubai’s CID chief has said. Gen­eral Khalil Ibrahim Al Man­souri, As­sis­tant Chief of Dubai Police for Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions, said of Nedal Issa Ab­dul­lah, 48: “He was ar­rested be­fore for con­sum­ing al­co­hol and break­ing into two flats in Shar­jah.” He said that foren­sics ex­perts have ex­am­ined Obaida’s body. “The re­port stated there are signs of vi­o­lence on the boy’s body, sug­gest­ing he tried to re­sist the killer,” Al Man­souri said. “Such crimes do not ex­ist in the UAE.” Al Man­souri asked par­ents to en­sure that chil­dren are not left to play out­side alone. He said: “You need to es­cort your child if they want to leave the house and play out­side.” Mean­while, Yousef Al Ba­har, a crim­i­nal lawyer in Dubai, said pros­e­cu­tors are likely to ask for the death sen­tence. He said: “The details of the case sug­gest he will be charged with kid­nap­ping, mur­der, sex­ual abuse and con­sum­ing al­co­hol.” Al Ba­har said if convicted, Ab­dul­lah is likely to face the tough­est pun­ish­ment. “Ex­e­cu­tion in the UAE is car­ried out by fir­ing squad.” Last night, it was an­nounced Ab­dul­lah has been re­ferred to Dubai Public Pros­e­cu­tion, mean­ing he will stand trial in Dubai.

SUS­PECT: A pic­ture of Ab­dul­lah from police

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