A Pakistani man was sentenced to six months in jail for blackmailing a Filipino colleague who later committed suicide in Dubai.
The Pakistani man threatened the Filipino that he would share photos of him performing oral sex on another man, who was also a co-worker. He threatened to circulate the photos though WhatsApp unless the Filipino agreed to give him an iPhone 5, Gulf News reported.
In July 2017, the Filipino reportedly hung himself in the bathroom of a trading company’s accommodation unit at Al Muhaisnah, leaving behind a handwritten suicide note, in which he asked for the Pakistani man to be arrested.
During interrogation, the accused admitted that he had threatened the victim with circulating the photos. Police said the blackmailer admitted that he knew that the Filipino was gay and had been involved in an affair with a male colleague.
Prosecutors charged the man with misusing WhatsApp to blackmail the Filipino by circulating his photos. The Pakistani man was handed a six-month jail term and will be deported after serving his sentence.