Woman gets one year jail for false parentage claim

The Emirati housewife was accused of forging a document which she claimed was issued from the Ajman Sharia Court.



By Marie Nammour

Published: Fri 21 Mar 2014, 12:50 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:19 PM

A 52-year-old housewife has been given a suspended jail term of one year for forgery and use of forged documents for claiming that a newborn was hers. The Court of First Instance suspended the jail sentence for three years.

The Emirati housewife was accused of forging a document which she claimed was issued from the Ajman Sharia Court. In the document, she cited the newborn as her heir from her late husband.

The housewife admitted in the investigation that she took the newborn from an unknown woman outside a local hospital in April 2007 and took care of him for one year. She then visited the hospital for four years to get a birth certificate for him. She was summoned to the Bur Dubai Police Station two months later and quizzed about the parentage of the child.

Though she claimed to be the biological mother of the child, a DNA test proved otherwise. She changed her statement then and said she accompanied the real mother when she was admitted to the hospital.

She alleged that the biological mother had an extra marital affair with a man in Oman and became pregnant. She took care of the baby after his real mother disappeared, she claimed.

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