Court for re-trial of theft case

ABU DHABI — The Supreme Federal Court has accepted the request of the Sharjah Public Prosecution for a retrial of a man who was acquitted in a theft case.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 28 Jun 2005, 10:55 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:47 PM

According to Court records, Abdullah Ahmed was sentenced to three months in prison by the Sharjah Criminal Court on charges of stealing money from a barber shop owned by Hyder Abbas. His alleged accomplices, Waleed Khalifa and Abudullah A. Jafar, were, however, acquitted. Abdullah Ahmed appealed against the vedict at the Sharjah Appeals Court and was acquitted.

The Public Prosecutor contested the verdict, arguing that the victim’s name, Hyder Abbas, did not appear in the police records, and that the person who reported the incident was a man by the name Mohammed Alim, who claimed he was the owner of the barber shop called “Madrid” Saloon.

The Public Prosecutor argued that Hyder was the real proprietor of the saloon, as substantiated by the saloon’s commercial permit. Despite this fact, Hyder’s name did not appear in the police investigation documents, the Public Prosecutor argued.

This condition carried little evidence to rely on by the court and that the case was ambiguous, the prosecution said. The Federal Supreme Court referred the case back to the Court of Appeal for a re-trial.

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