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UAE soldier forges daughters' birth certificates for passports, Emirates IDs

Filed on January 15, 2020 | Last updated on January 15, 2020 at 04.05 pm
Emirati, soldier, forges, daughters,’ birth certificates, passports

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The incident was reported in November 2016 at Al Muraqqabat police station.

A 33-year-old Emirati man went on trial on Wednesday, January 15, at the Dubai Court of First Instance after he allegedly forged the birth certificates of his three daughters.

According to public prosecution records, the defendant, a soldier, had passports and Emirates IDs issued for his daughters using the forged certificates.

He falsely claimed in those certificates that his first wife - whom he divorced - is the mother of his daughters. Hence, he managed to get passports and IDs fraudulently issued for them.

He faced charges of forgery, use of forged documents and fraud.

The incident was reported in November 2016 at Al Muraqqabat police station.

The divorced wife, a 33-year-old Omani, told the investigator that in 2018 while she was at her place in Al Warqa, she found family documents of her ex-husband.

"I saw that he had three daughters and he had registered them as my own daughters. When I asked him about them, he told me that he got married to another woman and had those girls with her.

"He asked me for some time to correct the documents which he never did."

The first wife then went to the hospital where the children were born and asked for her medical file even though she was never a patient there. "I was surprised that there was a file for me in the hospital and that the girls were all born there. I was cited as their mother in their birth certificates."

During the probe, the accused admitted he married a woman, a Comoros Islands passport holder, on January 14, 2006 without having a prior approval from his workplace.

To cover up his second marriage and to cover the medical expenses, the defendant used the medical insurance card of his first wife and her personal documents when his second wife was admitted in the hospital.

He got birth certificates issued for his three daughters, whereas his first wife was wrongfully cited as their mother, and later obtained passports for them and identification documents.

The trial will continue on February 2.

mary@khaleejtimes.com

Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination...


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