‘De­port me or I will blow up build­ing’

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS - Ali.shouk@7days.ae

A man di­alled 999 and threat­ened to blow up his build­ing un­less the po­lice de­ported him, Dubai Court of First In­stance heard. The 25-year old job­less Kenyan man, who was drunk at the time, has been charged with mak­ing threats, con­sum­ing al­co­hol with­out a li­cence and over­stay­ing his visa. Pros­e­cu­tors said that, on April 17 this year, the de­fen­dant called the emer­gency num­ber about 5pm from his mo­bile phone. He told the con­trol room op­er­a­tor that he would carry out his threat in Naif. “He said that he will blow up the build­ing if we didn’t de­port him to his home coun­try and then hung up the phone,” the 28-year-old Emi­rati po­lice­man who an­swered the call said in court records. Dubai Po­lice traced the num­ber to the de­fen­dant, who was liv­ing in the UAE il­le­gally af­ter be­ing ter­mi­nated from his job as a se­cu­rity guard at a pri­vate com­pany. The de­fen­dant was later ar­rested and the po­lice said that when in­ter­viewed he con­fessed to mak­ing the call. The Kenyan also pleaded guilty to all the charges when he ap­peared in court. He will be sen­tenced next month.

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