Surgeon, wife lock business partner over sacking

Surgeon, wife lock business partner over sacking

Dubai - The couple faced, together with a Pakistani operation manager, 34, a charge of false imprisonment.



By Marie Nammour

Published: Wed 7 Sep 2016, 4:41 PM

Last updated: Sat 10 Sep 2016, 9:10 AM

A surgeon and his wife went on trial on Wednesday accused of locking a legal adviser and another man in an office after the wife was handed her termination papers.
The Court of First Instance was told the 53-year-old Briton and his wife (an executive manager, aged 47) became infuriated after learning of her termination at the medical centre and they engaged in a loud verbal brawl with the Sudanese legal adviser. They locked him and the surgeon's business partner inside an office where he stayed until the police arrived.
The couple faced, together with a Pakistani operation manager, 34, a charge of false imprisonment.
The case dates back to May 7, last year.
"After I handed the wife and another female employee their termination papers, they started to yell at me. The female defendant was joined by her husband. I tried in vain to explain the matter to them and calm them down so I stepped back," the 50-year-old legal adviser said.
The couple then pushed the adviser and another man (a clinic co-owner) inside the next office and ordered an employee (the Pakistani accused) to lock the exit door on them.
A police corporal said. "We learned about a problem at a medical clinic in the Silicon Oasis. The clinic belonged to the surgeon and his partner.
"The surgeon's lawyer told me that the legal adviser and the other partner had an argument with his client and his wife.
"The lawyer led me inside an office. There I saw the couple and the two complainants and other employees arguing all at the same time. I could not understand what the problem was," the officer told the prosecutor.
The corporal learned from the other partner that they were locked inside an office. I told them to file a complaint at Al Rashidiyah police station.
The hearing has been adjourned to October 19.
mary@khaleejtimes.com


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