Dubai: A tourist, who thought he would be having paid sex with a European woman he chatted with on a dating app, ended up being hoodwinked by an African woman and her two accomplices.
According to records, the Saudi tourist saw pictures of a blonde European woman on the app and agreed to meet her in a hotel to have sex in August.
He got got the shock of his life when a Nigerian woman welcomed him at the hotel and invited him to her room.
When he asked the 22-year-old woman about the European woman he had chatted with on the dating app, she told him that she would be with him in a minute and went to the washroom. A few minutes later, she walked out in her underwear and told the man that he would be having sex with her.
When the tourist refused to pay the woman, she called her two countrymen, aged 25 and 27, who forced him to strip naked and filmed him with the woman’s phone.
The Nigerian trio then threatened to post his naked photos online if he did not pay them Dh1,000. He paid up and also gave them his wristwatch.
The tourist later reported the matter to the police and the Nigerian trio was apprehended shortly after the incident.
Prosecutors accused the suspects of molesting the Saudi and breaching his privacy by coercing him to strip naked and filming him against his will.
They were additionally accused of misusing the telecommunication system by threatening to post his naked images on the tnternet.
They were also accused of stealing the tourist’s money and wristwatch.
The trio pleaded not guilty before the Dubai Court of First Instance on Monday.
The 27-year-old contended before presiding judge Urfan Omar: “We did not steal his money … he gave me Dh500 and my countrywoman Dh500. He also willingly gave us the watch. He came to the room to have sex.”
Meanwhile, the 22-year-old woman admitted that she enticed the tourist to have sex with her before her countrymen filmed him nude.
The 25-year-old also said: “We didn’t threaten him.”
A police corporal testified to prosecutors that the Saudi complained that he had been hoodwinked and blackmailed by the suspects.
“He said that he went to the hotel room in Mankhool area to have paid sex with a European woman. He claimed that the suspects lied to him and lured him into the room where they made him undress and filmed him. Police raided the hotel and apprehended the two male suspects … the 22-year-old woman was found hiding in the roof above the reception,” he said.
A ruling will be heard on October 30.