Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 October 2020

Man kept true identity a secret from wife for 13 years, Dubai court hears

The accused allegedly used forged documents when finalising his marriage in 2007

A man is accused of faking his identity to finalise his wedding. The National
A man is accused of faking his identity to finalise his wedding. The National

A man kept his true identity a secret from his wife for more than a decade after using forged documentation to get married, a court heard.

The Iranian allegedly submitted the identification of another man, adding his picture, when he arranged his wedding in 2007.

His wife said she discovered his deceit when he became reluctant to apply for a passport for their 12-year-old son.

“I asked him repeatedly for our son’s official documents and he would stall,” the Iranian woman said.

She said when pressed on the matter, her husband admitted he did not have official identification of his own and was not who he claimed to be.

“He told me his real name after which I went to the police and reported him, then asked for a divorce,” the woman said.

During police questioning, the man allegedly admitted that he impersonated another man to get married.

“But he told me the woman’s father knew the truth at the time and agreed,” a police officer told the court.

The accused was not present at Dubai Criminal Court on Sunday to answer charges of forgery, use of forged documents and providing false information to public employees.

The next hearing is scheduled for November 15.

Updated: September 20, 2020 02:54 PM

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