A masseuse has gone on trial for locking in a man inside a massage parlour claiming that he had a massage but refused to pay for it.
Dubai Court of First Instance was told that the 26-year-old woman from Thailand locked the man inside the parlour for 10 minutes in the Muraqabbat area in Dubai.
The 35-year-old Sudanese man claimed that he was cooperating with inspectors from the Department of Economic Development (DED) when the woman locked him up as he refused to pay Dhs150.
Prosecutors said that on May 5, the man didn’t go in for a massage but he was helping the inspectors to enter the centre to check for violations that had been reported by neighbours.
“My sponsor asked me to help the DED inspectors to enter the massage centre and I posed as customer and went inside claiming that I will have massage,” he said.
“I called the inspectors asking them to raid the place when the woman locked me in for 10 minutes by closing the door on me.”
The inspectors then entered and issued a fine for the massage parlour and informed Dubai Police who came and arrested the woman for locking in the Sudanese man.
The woman told Dubai Police that she locked him in because he refused to pay her Dhs150 for her massage services.
The woman failed to show in court and the trial was adjourned until next month.