A Doha Criminal Court has sentenced two Nigerian men to life
imprisonment for burglary and attempted murder, local Arabic daily
The same case also saw a Filipina maid sentenced to 22 years in jail for
being an accomplice of the two Nigerians in their criminal activity. All
three convicts will have to be deported upon serving their prison terms.
The court also ordered the three convicts to repay a sum of QR29,684,
which they stole from their victim, a Lebanese expatriate. The maid, who
used to work for the victim and his family, got acquainted with one of
the Nigerians through an internet chat. She gave him a key to the house
and the latter made a copy of it.
When the victim was alone in the house, the two men entered the house,
attacked the victim by beating him on his head with sticks until he lost
consciousness. The culprits fled after grabbing some of his belongings
including an ATM card, which they used later to withdraw money.
The victim was saved by a friend who went to the house after the former
failed to answer repeated phone calls. The friend called the police and
the victim was shifted to the hospital, the daily added.