Monday, 17 February 2020

Dubai jails woman trying to sell own baby for 10,000 dirhams

A Dubai court on Sunday jailed an Ethiopian woman for attempting to sell her two-week-old daughter for AED10,000

The woman, a maid, moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2013 and started working for an Emirati man in 2017. Her employer locked her in a flat later and had consensual sex with her, Gulf News reported.

He then presented her AED5,000 and told her to leave. A friend of the woman prevailed on her to sell the baby after she got pregnant. Police claimed to have nabbed both after receiving a tip-off.

The aforementioned court sentenced the maid’s friend to three months in prison for abetting the crime. Both women, who had pleaded not guilty, will be deported.

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