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Man jailed for threatening ex-wife

Dubai: A man who claimed he was too drunk when he cursed his ex-wife and threatened her with a cleaver when she refused to have sex with him was jailed for three months.

The Emirati man, 47, had been drinking in March, and after his children went to school he went to his countrywoman’s majlis and asked her to open the door. When she did not respond, the man, who was heavily drunk, cursed the woman and called her a prostitute.

The woman saw him through a glass door holding a cleaver and threatening to kill her if she didn’t open the door for him and allow him to have sex with her.

The woman phoned the police that arrived at the house in Al Quoz and detained the man.

In the police car, he got angry, kicked the car door and damaged it.

The Dubai Court of First Instance found the defendant guilty of threatening to kill his former wife and cursing her. He was also convicted of causing Dh175 worth of damage to the police car door and drinking alcohol.

When he defended himself ion court, the accused contended that he was mistaken.

“I shouldn’t have done what I did but I was too drunk. We have already reconciled and she [ex-wife] waived her complaint against me,” the accused told the court.

When asked if he was guilty or not by the presiding judge, the defendant replied: “I honestly do not remember. I was very drunk back then and do not recall what I did or said.”

The ex-wife testified that she saw the accused holding a cleaver and a liquor bottle through the glass door of her majlis.

“Shortly after the children went to school, he knocked at the door and said he wanted to have sex with me. I did not open the door or respond. He knocked again and called me bad names. He shouted by saying ‘if you do not have sex with me I will slaughter you and your children’,” she testified to prosecutors.

The Indonesian maid confirmed the ex-wife’s statement.

A police sergeant said the defendant kicked and damaged the patrol’s rear door upon his arrest.

The primary ruling remains subject to appeal.

via GN