Nightclub thief’s jail term upheld

The Fujairah appellate court upheld a lower court’s ruling sentencing a 23-year-old man to three months in jail after he was found guilty of stealing a safe from a nightclub in Dibba Al Fujairah.

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Published: Fri 23 Aug 2013, 12:30 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 7:58 AM

The appeals court amended another verdict issued against the prime suspect’s accomplice from three years jail term to, instead, be placed in a juvenile care home on the same charge. According to court records, the Dibba Fujairah police in January this year received a complaint by the nightclub manager at Al Faqeet tourist locality claiming that someone had stolen the safe in which the nightclub’s earnings were kept.

After investigating the incident, the police identified a 23-year-old man, A.M, and his accomplice, F.M, a minor, to be involved in the theft.

The first accused had committed the crime, while the minor’s role was to keep a watch over the nightclub vicinity when the robbery was being committed.

On being arrested, the duo denied the charge leveled against them. They were then referred to the court of first instance 
which sentenced both to three months in jail.

However, both accused contested the lower court’s judgment before the appellate court which condemned the first accused A.M to three months in jail, but as his accomplice’s lawyer produced in the court of appeal, papers which said that F.M was a 17-year-old minor, the court ordered the 
minor to be kept in a juvenile 
care home.

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