Man gets death for ‘Ninja killing’
An Emirati was awarded death penalty by the Fujairah Criminal Court of First Instance on Tuesday for stabbing a compatriot to death with a ‘Ninja’ sword for the latter’s alleged affair with his sister.
According to the court records, the crime took place behind the Trade Centre in Fujairah city in November last year.
The woman was in the victim’s car at the time. Another brother of the woman intercepted them behind the Trade Centre and quizzed M.A.A. about his relationship with his sister. He remained tight-lipped and the woman’s brother called A.M.A. who arrived on the scene. A brawl ensued and A.M.A stabbed M.A.A. with the sword repeatedly even as the woman was sitting in the car.
Immediately after that, the defendant turned himself in to the police. The police rushed to the scene and took the victim to a hospital but he had died already.
The defendant was arrested and referred to the Public Prosecution. The court heard the testimonies of the police officer who investigated the incident and the woman’s other brother who was seated next to the victim in the latter’s car behind Trade Centre when the crime took place.
The three-member bench presided by Judge Saeed Abdullah Masoud found A.M.A. guilty and handed him capital punishment.
The verdict is subject to appeal within 15 days. At the same time, the verdict is automatically referred by the court to the Court of Appeal, said Emmad Ibrahim, a lawyer. It will be confirmed by the appellate court within a month if the convict does not file an appeal in the stipulated time.