An Aberdeen stalker claimed to have hacked into his victim’s WhatsApp account and sent her abusive messages because he couldn’t accept their relationship was over.
Former oil and gas worker Ahmed Quider, 42, sent the woman numerous messages on Viber and called her repeatedly after she broke up with him.
Quider also began turning up at the woman’s home and work “uninvited”, prompting her to call the police.
Quider pleaded guilty at Aberdeen Sheriff Court to one charge of behaving in an abusive manner towards his former partner by repeatedly messaging, calling and turning up at her work between June 1 2020 and December 20 2020.
Accused was messaging woman on ‘daily basis’
Fiscal depute Lewis Devoy told the court that following their break up the woman would often finish her shift at a high street retail outlet to find Quider waiting for her outside.
He would also send her abusive texts that claimed he had hacked her WhatsApp account and was “reading her messages”.
Quider then switched to messaging the woman via her LinkedIn account on a “daily basis”, Mr Devoy said.
He added: “The accused messaged asking if they could get back together or if he could see her after work.
“She messaged him asking him to leave her alone and noted that if she stopped messaging him that is when his messages would start to become abusive.”
Mr Devoy also said when the woman asked for space on December 9 2020, Quider then sent her 63 messages and five missed calls in the space of three hours.
He later turned up at her home and shouted repeatedly through her letterbox.
When she didn’t respond Quider began throwing stones at her window.
‘My client had difficulty accepting the relationship was over’
Defence agent Christopher Maitland told the court that it was obvious from screen grabs of the messages between Quider and the woman that they had “enjoyed being in each other’s company”.
However, also added that Quidier accepted that some of the time he turned up outside the woman’s work he was not invited.
“It is obvious that the messages on Viber can’t be described as anything other than abusive.
“My client had difficulty accepting that the relationship was over.”
Sheriff Morag McLaughlin deferred sentence in Quider, of Crathie Gardens West, Aberdeen, for four weeks in order to gain a better understanding of his employment status.
However, she also put a non-harassment order in place meaning Quider could not approach the woman.
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