The Public Prosecution has ordered to renew the detention of five men for more interrogations who are accused of abducting a lawyer, reports Al-Rai daily. This came after the details of the crime were revealed by four Egyptians (the fifth suspect is a lawyer) after their arrest by securitymen. The Public Prosecutor’s office has begun interrogating the lawyer who is accused of hiring the four Egyptians to kidnap and torture his colleague after paying each man KD 1,000.
However, the lawyer is said to have denied the confession of the four Egyptians but the four men are said to have made a video clip secretly which shows the victim being tortured by his colleague with the aim of blackmailing him and demanding money from him in return not to expose him, but their plan B failed following their arrest by the securitymen.
The four suspects said: “When the lawyer asked us to kidnap another lawyer for 1,000 dinars each, we knew that the amount was small for carrying out the operation, but we agreed to do it. We decided to document the process and photograph the instigating lawyer to blackmail him later in return for our silence and not to publish the video clip, because it is he who would face the music after we leave the country.” The suspect, who was videotaped while torturing the victim, is said to have stood his ground and denied the charge. It is surprising that the accused lawyer has also filmed the kidnappers while gagging the mouth of the victim.
The video clip shows the men handcuffing the victim and covering his face with a bag. When the securitymen raided the house of the inciting lawyer in Jaber Al-Ali area, they found the wallet and telephone of the victim and the keys of the victim’s car. The prosecution is said to have also confronted the accused after the detectives found a tracking device installed by the accused in the victim’s vehicle to track the movements of his colleague, especially since the tracking device is connected to the lawyer’s phone. Meanwhile, the Al-Jarida daily said the Prosecution has asked the court slap a charge of kidnapping, robbery by force, torturing and photographing the victim under Article 180 of the penal code which calls for capital punishment.