Technician jailed for accepting bribe to pass damaged car

 

Technician jailed for accepting bribe to pass damaged car
The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance found the Filipino guilty of receiving a bribe.

Abu Dhabi - The Syrian car dealer wanted a pass result for his vehicle so he could have it reregistered by the traffic and licensing department in Abu Dhabi.

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Ismail Sebugwaawo

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Published: Mon 2 Oct 2017, 8:51 PM

Last updated: Mon 2 Oct 2017, 10:55 PM

A vehicle inspection technician, who took a Dh9,000 bribe from a car dealer and passed a vehicle that was written off the road after an accident, has been jailed for three years.
The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance found the Filipino guilty of receiving a bribe. 
The court earlier heard that the defendant was caught after forging a pass result for the vehicle that belonged to a Syrian man in return for a cash bribe. 
The Syrian car dealer wanted a pass result for his vehicle so he could have it reregistered by the traffic and licensing department in Abu Dhabi.
Official court documents showed that the car had been badly damaged after it was involved in a road accident. Authorities had to write the car off the roads after it was deemed unfit for driving. 
After the accident, the car's owner was compensated for the damages by the insurance company.
Police investigations, however, revealed that the instead of scrapping the damaged car, the dealer took it to a garage for repair and tried to register it again.
The Syrian was caught after receiving the forged vehicle pass result document from the Filipina. He also had the other documents required for car registration and was about to go to the licensing department when he was arrested. 
The Filipino had denied forging the documents throughout the trial. He said his three bosses at work had forced him to sign the vehicle inspection report and had threatened to terminate his work contract if he didn't comply.
The Syrian, who has been jailed as well, also denied the charge of giving a bribe to the defendant. 
Both men will be deported after serving their jail sentences.
ismail@khaleejtimes.com
 



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