Sergeant gets suspended jail term

Dubai - The 43-year-old Emirati allegedly falsely claimed in the document that he never married since his divorce on June 12, 2001. His act was to win the custody of his children as his wife had claimed.

By Marie Nammour

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Published: Wed 11 May 2016, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Wed 11 May 2016, 2:00 AM

A sergeant has been given a suspended sentence of one year for allegedly falsifying details in a social status proof document issued by the Dubai Courts.
The 43-year-old Emirati allegedly falsely claimed in the document that he never married since his divorce on June 12, 2001. His act was to win the custody of his children as his wife had claimed.
However, and according to a marriage document issued from the Personal Status Court, it was known that he had married on January 7, 2004.
Two other Emirati officers, including a sergeant, 57, and a corporal, 35, who were both charged with aiding and abetting the main accused by helping him get the document-proof of social status, were given suspended jail terms of three months each. They claimed they did not know he had married again after his divorce when they stood witnesses to the content of that document.
The case dates back to November 23, 2014.
A 40-year-old Emirati housewife said that she is the main defendant's divorcee and that she has the legal custody of their children. But she claimed that he was very often creating trouble for her by bringing police officers to her residence place.
"His aim was to take the custody of the children from me. It was like that until he indeed filed a lawsuit at the Shariah Court to claim the custody."
In that lawsuit proceedings, the housewife said that she was surprised to see he had testified in front of the Personal Status Court with two witnesses in order to get a social status certificate. The certificate stated that he did not get married after their divorce in 2001.
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