DUBAI: A Nigerian salesman aged 30, has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for raping a 32-year-old British teacher following her to her flat on New Year’s Eve.
The woman was returning home at 3am. She saw the man in the lift and thought he was a resident. She said. “He asked me on which floor I was in, and as I reached my flat, I was surprised to see him following me. He said he wanted to make sure I was okay. I told him to stop and leave,” she said.
When the women opened the door to her flat, he pushed her inside, stripped her, dragged her to a bed and raped her.
She said.”I resisted him hard but failed to stop him,” said the teacher, who ran to the toilet to hide.
“He and I were pulling the bathroom door but then he stopped and when I checked, I found that he was gone.”
The woman dressed and went to a friend’s flat, where she called police. The police arrested the accused around 11am on the same day.
The police officer said.”He told us that he was visiting one of his friends in the same building but didn’t find him and that as he was leaving the building, he met the woman near the lift and she was drunk,” said the officer.
“He confessed to us that he had sex with her but said she asked him and she got undressed on her own.”
Medical reports confirmed sexual activity but not the rape.
Dubai Criminal Court convicted the defendant of charges including rape, physical assault and trespass and ordered his deportation after completion of his term.