Inspector denies seeking bribe from shop owner in Sharjah

Inspector denies seeking bribe from shop owner in Sharjah

Sharjah - The Arab employee offered to cancel a warning issued against the shop if the owner paid him money.



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Amira Agarib

Published: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 12:38 PM

Last updated: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 2:41 PM

An employee with the Building Inspection department of a government office in Sharjah stood trial at the Sharjah Criminal Court, charged with demanding bribe from a shop owner for cancelling warnings issued against the shop.
The police received a complaint from the shop owner, who said the Arab employee visited the shop that sold cars on April 23. He offered to cancel a warning issued against the shop if the owner paid him money.
After receiving the complaint, the police arrested the suspect. He was charged with misusing a public office for making personal gains.  During police and public prosecution interrogations, the accused confessed to the crime and said he demanded money from the shop owner.
During the court hearing, the accused denied the charges in front of presiding judge Mahmood Abubaker. He said he didn't misuse his position as a building inspector.  The court adjourned the hearing of the case to hear the witnesses. amira@khaleejtimes.com


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