Shepherd in Dubai court for stealing sponsor's camel

Marie Nammour /Dubai Filed on November 12, 2020
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The camel was found at Al Marmoom market.

A 22-year-old shepherd has been charged at the Dubai Court of First Instance for allegedly stealing a camel from his sponsor.

The court heard that the Pakistani shepherd stole a camel worth Dh10,000 from his sponsor while working at his farm. The defendant was arrested after a complaint was lodged at Lahbab police station.

The complainant, a 40-year-old Emirati, recounted the incident during the public prosecution investigation. “I could not find my camel anywhere in my farm in Lahbab. I also inquired to many people at the market, including drivers who transport them," he said.

The complainant later learned that the camel was at Al Marmoom market. “I called the police and went there. The police apprehended the accused immediately.”

During the public prosecution investigation, the accused admitted to the theft charge.

A ruling will be handed down on December 21.


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 college in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more and grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…

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