The Abu Dhabi Police has solved the death of Emirati citizen, NB after his corpse was found inside a car that plummeted from the Jebel Hafeet mountain in Al Ain earlier this month. The police recently arrested two suspects after sensing foul play.
The police announced in a statement that its investigation teams managed to capture the two suspects, 27-year-old Emirati, AY, and his accomplice, 26-year-old African, AY. The three individuals, the two suspects and the now deceased, were taking drugs.
One of the suspects injected the victim with an overdose of heroin at which point, the victim lost consciousness. Later, the victim’s corpse was put in a car and was then dumped from the top of Jebel Hafeet making the incident appear as a traffic accident.
However, this cover-up did not fool the alert police as it was soon discovered that the victim in the car was deceased several hours before the car fell from the mountain. The investigations carried out by the Abu Dhabi Police revealed that the second suspect gave his friend an injection of drugs.
When the vehicle that they were driving reached a traffic light in Al Ain city, the head of their friend suddenly fell between the two front seats. The first suspect then made scratches in the fingers of the victim with a razor in his possession to make him bleed, in an effort to reduce the level of drugs in his body. However, the attempt failed to resuscitate him.
The investigation records reported that the two suspects took their unconscious friend to a resort and carried him on their shoulders into a villa of the resort. The next morning the two suspects left the resort after realising that their friend had died.
The first suspect left his own car for his accomplice and told him to take the body and leave it in front of the deceased’s family home. However, the second suspect disposed of the car with the dead body inside by dumping it from the top of Jebel Hafeet, with the hope of hiding the crime.
Major General Mohammed bin Al Awadhi Al Menhali, Director General of Police Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, warned youth of the negative repercussions of keeping bad company and taking drugs, which usually leads to a jail sentence, death, or hospitalisation.
He pointed out that the country does not spare an effort in assisting addicts through its specialised rehabilitation centers for those seeking treatment from addiction. He further added that drug addiction services are free of charge and no legal liability would ensue.