An unemployed man kidnapped his cousin from her father-in-law’s house, threatened those in it with a knife, and damaged the door to her room, which he broke into, before he took her in his car and left, to be arrested by the police later, and the Public Prosecution referred him to the Criminal Court, which sentenced him to one year in prison after his conviction.
The case papers and investigations by the Public Prosecution stated that the accused mistrusted his cousin, because of a slander from people who told him that she was meeting strange men, so he decided to make sure of that himself, so he broke into the house without the will of his owners.
And she pointed out that “as soon as the residents of the house saw him, they shouted at him to get out, but he threatened them with slaughter, if they obstructed his way, and then went to her room, which she closed on herself, after she heard her husband’s family screaming, so he stormed the room after breaking the door lock, and threatened her with a knife, Until she confessed to the slander, she denied what he had said, confirming that his thought was incorrect, so he searched the room, then pulled her forcefully from her hand, causing abrasions to her knee, forcing her to board the vehicle, and kidnapping her to force her to tell the truth. He informed her husband’s family about the incident.
After his arrest, the accused confessed in the police report and the Public Prosecution investigations to the incident, noting that the victim was his cousin, and he was told that she was meeting strange men, so he decided to go to her father-in-law’s house, where she resides, and he entered it without the will of his owners, and he took her by force.
The accused attributed his behavior to the fact that he wanted to talk to her at his convenience, and committed the crime because he was afraid for her, and that he could not return her to her father-in-law’s house, because the incident occurred during the period of national sterilization.
The victim stated in the investigations of the Public Prosecution that the accused was in an abnormal condition, when he broke into her room carrying a medium-sized knife, pointing out that she could not escape from his car, because the doors were tightly closed, and the testimony of the victim matched the testimony of her sister-in-law, and the rest of the residents of the house. Those who were at the time of the incident, one of them said that she was accompanied by her father and mother when the accused pushed the door of the house forcefully, and entered the hall, shouting, “Where is she?” He holds in his hand a knife intended for cutting vegetables, and said to them: “Do not move from your place, or else you will be slaughtered.” This led to their fear and flight, so he went directly to the victim’s room and kidnapped her.
The case papers stated that the accused retracted his statements during the trial, and denied the accusation against him, and the memorandum he submitted included an objective defense aimed at questioning the evidence. Al-Maqbal did not abide by the legal description by the Public Prosecution of the charges against the accused, and combined them all into the kidnapping charge, and convicted him, but decided, according to the circumstances of the crime, to treat him with a measure of clemency, and imposed the penalty to the extent permitted by Article 89 of the amended Federal Penal Code, which is imprisonment years.