Cop impersonator targeting pub girls held

Abu Dhabi Police arrested a Gulf man who used a fake police card to rob and molest girls just as they step out of night clubs in the capital’s hotels.

Police said they had deployed detectives at many hotels after receiving reports from many women about a man who robbed them of their money and mobile phones after showing them a police ID.

Based on descriptions provided by the girls for the man and his car, police later arrested the suspect, who confessed to his crimes.

“He was pretending to be a policeman to frighten those girls and molest them before taking their money, mobile phones and jewelry,” said Brigadier Maktoum Al Shareefi, head of the Capital police.

Chinese girl’s killer seeks time to get pardon

A criminal court in Fujairah adjourned hearing of a murder case for the third time on Monday after the Pakistani killer told the judge his father was trying to persuade the victim’s relatives to pardon him.

The defendant had been arrested on charges of murdering the Chinese woman in the emirate by slitting her throat after raping her. He then stole nearly Dh80 in her possession before fleeing her apartment.

The unnamed killer had confessed to the murder but it was not clear if his father is offering diya (blood money) for the victim’s family in return for a pardon.

"The court adjourned hearings to July 24 for the third time after the defendant asked for time so his father can get pardon from the victim’s family,” the Arabic language daily Alkhaleej said.

Under Islamic law, a killer can avert execution and walk free if forgiven by the victim’s relatives in return for diya.

[image via Shutterstock]

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