Dubai: Three security guards and their supervisor have been accused of intentionally deflating six tyres of a pickup truck when its driver was driving it out of a construction site.
The Pakistani supervisor was said to have instructed the three Nigerian guards not to allow any loaded vehicle to be driven out of a site of a construction material company in Bur Dubai.
A Pakistani driver was believed to have started his pickup truck, according to records, and once he reached the gate of the site, the guards ordered him to stop in January.
Refusing to stop, he continued driving his pickup through the gate. The guards suddenly threw a special nails-filled net under his six tyres that were all deflated. The pickup was forced to stop.
The driver called up the police and reported to them what had happened.
Prosecutors accused the three Nigerian guards and their Pakistani supervisor of forming a gang and intentionally deflating the six tyres of the pickup and wrecking the tyres.
The four suspects pleaded not guilty when they showed up before the Dubai Court of First Instance on Thursday.
The Pakistani driver testified to prosecutors that the incident happened at 9pm as he was driving the pickup out of the site.
“I was driving the company’s pickup out of the site when the guards suddenly threw the nails-filled net under the tyres that were all ruptured and became unusable,” he claimed to prosecutors. One of the Nigerian suspects was quoted as admitting to prosecutors that the Pakistani suspect [the supervisor] had ordered them to use the net in case any loaded vehicle tried to drive its way out of the site.
Presiding judge Urfan Omar will hand out a ruling on January 28.