Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 24 October 2020

Man tried to bribe Dubai police officer with Dh50,000 in cash, a Mercedes and Rolex

The officer was promoted for his honesty in dismissing the bribe and reporting it to his superiors

Dubai Police arrested a man over a major car-dealing fraud plot. Pawan Singh / The National 
Dubai Police arrested a man over a major car-dealing fraud plot. Pawan Singh / The National 

A man tried to bribe a Dubai police officer with Dh50,000 in cash, a Mercedes, Rolex watch and a monthly payment of Dh20,000 to escape jail.

Dubai Criminal Court was told the defendant, 40, was arrested on June 18 for cybercrime offences and entering the country illegally after being previously deported.

While detained at Bur Dubai police station, the Pakistani offender on June 21 tried to bribe the officer with the money and luxury goods.

“He whispered in Arabic asking for help and then said he would give me what I wished for in return for helping him escape,” said Sgt Raed Abdulrahim, who was later rewarded with a promotion for his honesty for refusing the bribe.

“I pretended to agree after which he called two men from outside jail."

The accused asked the men to prepare the Dh15,000 part of the bribe and come to the police station with it. He promised the officer he would pay the rest when he was free.

“He also told me that I should help him avoid being caught by police after he escaped," said the officer.

The next morning the policeman reported the incident to senior officers. The defendant was then recorded and caught repeating the offer.

When the two other men, also from Pakistan, arrived at the station with the money they were arrested.

The trio denied charges of bribery. A verdict is set for October 25.

Updated: October 11, 2020 06:24 PM

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