Man lured into apartment through dating app and has boiling water poured on his groin
Man lured into apartment through dating app and has boiling water poured on his groin

Man lured into apartment through dating app and has boiling water poured on his groin

A gang of four Nigerian lured a Saudi man into an apartment before torturing him by pouring boiling water on his groin as they tried to steal his money.

The Nigerian gang used a dating app to lure the 37-year-old Saudi man into an Al Barsha apartment last June.

But far from meeting his date, he was met by four men who started beating him up so he would reveal his bank details. When that didn’t work, they then started pouring boiling water on his private parts.

Now that is some dark behaviour!

“I received a message from a woman through the app asking to meet. An African woman opened the door and claimed the woman will be back and she asked me to wait for her,” the Saudi man told the Dubai Court of First Instance.

“They tied my hand and stripped me naked. One of the women poured boiling water on my groin and others were recording,” he added. “They continued to torture me, hitting me on the eyes and ears. They wanted me to open the bank’s application on my smartphone and wanted the passcodes for my credit cards.”

Bravely – but possibly unwisely considering his private parts – he held out for as long as he could before giving them the passcode. But it was the wrong number so they returned to torture him again, causing second-degree burns.

He then passed out and when he woke up, he ‘finally gathered my strength and went down stairs,” added the victim.

He’s now been left with burns across his body resulting in ‘a 10 per cent permanent disability due to the assault.’

Four men were arrested aged between 24 and 35 and are now standing trial charged with confinement, theft, sexual abuse, physical assault, causing a disability and issuing threats.