Dubai man attending massage session robbed of $11,000, threatened with knife

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A Nigerian man and woman lured in an Iranian man in Dubai on the pretense of giving him a massage service, putting him at knife’s edge and stealing his bank account details.

The victim, a 67-year-old manager who was residing in a hotel near the massage place said that upon arriving to the location, he was allegedly locked up and robbed of cash and valuables, reported Khaleej Times.

“When I went to the place I called a number and the woman who answered told me to go to the sixth floor,” he said about the Nigerian woman who assumed the identity of a European woman.

An African woman met him, “locked the door and several persons pulled me inside the room. They then took me by force inside the bathroom where they snatched my wallet and mobile phones,” he added.

The accused, 26 and 32, have reportedly held the man against his will, assaulted him, robbed him of nearly $11,000, which equates to Dh39,900, and took his watch and two mobile phones.

The man also said that they pushed him at knife point and threatened to kill him if he didn’t give them his bank details.

They also ‘forcibly’ took his clothes off and took a picture of him for blackmail in the case he reports the incident to the police, the newspaper reported.

The Dubai Court of First Instance charged the accused with “forcible robbery, physical assault, illegal confinement, breach of privacy, black mail and sexual assault.”

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