Limo driver blackmailed newlyweds
Honeymooners filmed getting intimate in back of car on way to shopping mall
A limo driver is on trial for secretly filming a couple having sex in the back of his car then blackmailing them for Dhs2,000.
Dubai Court of First Instance heard that the Indian newlyweds came to Dubai for their honeymoon and rented the limo to take them from their hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road to Dubai Mall on February 12.
The 28-year Pakistani limo driver said he stopped the car at a junction in the Zabeel area when he noticed “strange movement” in the back.
He said he turned on a hidden camera and saw that the couple were having sex.
“I filmed them using my mobile phone and after dropping them to the mall, I contacted them,” the driver stated in court records.
“I sent the clip to the husband via WhatsApp and asked for some money,” he added.
The court heard that the limo driver demanded Dhs2,000, threatening to post the clip on social media if the couple didn’t pay up.
The husband contacted a businessman friend of his in Dubai and they went to complain to police.
Police arranged to set for trap to catch the driver when he came to collect the money.
The 30-year-old Indian businessman testified that his friends had come to Dubai for four days and they had sex inside the car, adding: “The next day my friends left the country and asked me to follow it up.”
The friend added: “I contacted the driver asking him to come to collect the money and police arrested him in the hotel where we met.” A 35-year old Emirati policeman said the driver confessed to breaching the privacy of the married couple. “He said that he watched them having sex via a camera and recorded it on his phone. “We arrested him when he arrived to the hotel to collect the money. “The clip was still on his phone” the policeman said. The accused is charged with breaching the privacy of the couple, blackmail and sexual abuse by fixing a hidden camera in the car and watching them having sex. He admitted the charges and a sentence will be issued next month.