8-year old Obaida’s rapist and killer executed in Dubai

By Lolyana Zaki

DUBAI 26 November 2017: Dubai’s Attorney-General Essam Eisa Al Humaidan announced that Nidal Eisa Abdullah, convicted of the kidnap, rape and murder of an eight-year old boy, has been executed on Thursday in Dubai after the Cassation Court rejected his appeal and upheld his death sentence.

The 50-year old Jordanian kidnapped the eight-year-old boy Obaida Ibrahim Sidgi Abdul Hadi from his father’s workshop in Sharjah, and raped and suffocated him to death.

The victim was kidnapped on May 20, 2016 while he was outside his father’s garage in Sharjah Industrial area.

Nidal promised to buy him a scooter and drove him to Al Mamzar area.

Nidal raped the boy, then he suffocated him with a ‘ghutra’ (head scarf) that was in the car when the boy threatened to tell his father.

The father, who thought that his son went home as he had asked him to, was shocked to know from the mother that the boy had not reached home.

The father immediately started searching with some relatives and he suspected that his client Nidal Isa knows whereabouts the son.

He went to Nidal’s house searching for the boy, but the later offered him coffee and extended readiness to help searching the boy, while the child was lying dead in his car at the time.

The father refused the offer and left Nidal. As he got down the building, he peeped through the tinted glass of Nidal’s car, but could not see anything.

Two days later, a municipality worker spotted the body of the boy off the road and informed his senior who called the police.

Nidal was arrested from his brother’s house in Dubai.

His car was seized by police patrol from Al Warqa. A man also spotted Nidal getting of the car and throwing some of the boy’s belongings off the same street.

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