The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Abu Dhabi Police have solved the murder of a Palestinian national, whose body was found on a side street in Mohammed Bin Zayed City on December 30, 2013.
An Egyptian national who was arrested after the investigation confessed to killing the victim by smashing his head with a brick and then burning the body in an attempt to hide the crime.
Colonel Dr Rashid Mohammad Bu Rasheed, Director, CID, said the operations room received a call on December 30 reporting a body lying in the street.
The police identified the body of the victim, identified as FXI, aged 47, who worked in a travel agency.
The investigation began immediately and led the cops to the killer, AGS, aged 39, who owned a bakery in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi.
The suspect said he was known to the victim and their relationship began to deteriorate after the victim allegedly borrowed Dh250,000.
Disagreements increased when the money was not paid back and the two finally confronted each other, on the day of the murder.
The suspect said in his statement that the victim offered him sex, with him or any of his family members, to clear the debt.
This enraged the killer and the two got into a fist fight.
The killer then picked up a brick and began to hit the victim on his face and head.
The victim fell dead and the accused then took his wallet, mobile and tried to burn the body before dumping it.
Describing the crime as “heinous” the Abu Dhabi Police said in a statement that the 30-year old Egyptian owns a bakery and was owed money by the Palestinian.
Major General Mohammed Al Awadhi Menhali Director of Operations, Abu Dhabi Police, stated that police solved the crime in record time.
He stressed that the UAE's legal and judicial institutions provide people with assistance to settle and address any financial problems and that such crimes are incompatible with the values of UAE society.