Crime and Courts

Man in UAE empties Dh2m from joint bank account while wife is abroad

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi Filed on September 21, 2020 | Last updated on September 21, 2020 at 07.26 am
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The husband used some of the money for his personal projects.

A husband has been ordered to pay back the Dh2 million he fraudulently transferred from a joint bank account he shared with his wife.

Official court documents stated that after working with an Abu Dhabi firm for 16 years, the Arab woman left the UAE and returned to her home country.

She was depositing her savings to a joint bank account which she shared with her husband. The woman said that she had also transferred her end-of-service gratuity to the same bank account. Before she left the country, the total amount in the bank account was Dh2 million.

When she returned to the UAE, the woman said she found that her husband had closed their joint account without her knowledge and consent. She said the man transferred the cash to his personal account. He then used some of the cash for his personal projects.

The woman requested court to direct the man to pay back her savings because he used it without her consent.

After hearing both the parties, the Abu Dhabi court of first instance ordered the man to pay his wife the Dh2 million he had taken from their joint bank account. 


Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.

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