Kiss demand lands bus driver in jail

The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance sentenced MMY, a 35-year-old Egyptian bus driver,  to one year in jail followed by deportation for molesting a Filipina passenger on her way to Dubai Istithmar.

The victim JAM, 32, Filipina, telephone operator, testified that she took an RTA bus at 9am on March 14. All passengers got off the bus and she was alone in the driver who continued driving after the last passenger got down.

“When we arrived at the main gate of Dubai Istithmar, the door of the bus did not open. I tried to open it but I could not. I told the driver about that but he asked me for a kiss. I refused and tried to open the door.  He jumped from his seat and stepped towards me. He groped my breast and private parts. I was shouting at him while he was trying to kiss me. I threatened him with informing the police.  So he opened the door and I got down and informed the police,” she testified.

The driver denied the accusation when he first appeared before the court.

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