A Nigerian woman who lured and blackmailed several men in a dating app scam have jumped to her death from a hotel in Dubai, when she tried to escape police arrest.
According to the Dubai Court of First Instance, an Indian victim blew the whistle after he fell prey to their schemes.
He told the Dubai Police about a hotel room used by a Nigerian gang to lure people seeking massage, blackmail them and steal their money.
When officers arrived at the hotel at Al Barsha, three Nigerian men and three Nigerian women tried to escape. One woman fell from the balcony in the escape bid.
A Nigerian man sustained serious injuries and multiple fractures when he fell from the balcony. The records didn’t reveal which floor they both jumped from.
A 25-year-old Emirati policeman testified that an Indian man reported the Nigerian gang after they lured him through online advertisement about a “beautiful woman providing massage services”.
“We knocked on the door and the first defendant opened the door. The Indian man identified him but he resisted arrest and tried to escape. Another defendant also tried to escape by jumping from the balcony but he suffered serious injuries.
“The defendant managed to escape to a nearby building but he was yelling for help in pain.
“We called an ambulance and transferred him to hospital. The Nigerian woman, who also jumped from the balcony, died.
“Dubai Police went into the apartment and found a British man in the bathroom.”said the Emirati policeman in records.
The gang dragged him inside the apartment and kept him locked inside the bathroom. They had allegedly stolen his mobile phone and Dh1,800 in cash after luring him through the dating app.
Dubai Public Prosecution have pressed charges against the three men and two women. The next hearing in this case is scheduled for September 24. My