Obaida’s killer in court
The man who has allegedly confessed to the brutal killing of a young boy from Sharjah is due to appear before Dubai Court of First Instance today. Sources At Dubai Courts said the first hearing for the Jordanian killer will be this morning. Nedal Issa Abdullah, the 48-year-old defendant, will face charges of premeditated murder, kidnapping a person and locking him up and physical abuse. He will also be charged with rape, consuming alcohol without a licence and driving while under the influence of alcohol. Police say Obaida Al Aqrabawi was abducted from outside his Sharjah home last month and found strangled in Dubai’s Al Warqa suburb. His death was greeted with shock by the local community. Attorney General Issam Issa Al Humaidan said they will seek the death sentence for the killer if he is convicted.