Policeman forged letter to win custody of children, Dubai court hears

A policeman forged an official letter stating that he had not remarried after he divorced his first wife to win custody of his children, the Criminal Court heard on Thursday.

DUBAI // A policeman forged an official letter stating that he had not remarried after divorcing his first wife, in an attempt to win custody of his children, the Criminal Court heard on Thursday.

M A, 43, an Emirati, did not appear in court to enter a plea against a charge of forging an official document.

His compatriots, E M, 57 and M S, 35, also policemen, denied charges of aiding and abetting M A. They told judges that they were unaware he had remarried after he divorced his wife, E A, in 2001.

Prosecutors claimed that because M A was in a custody battle with his former wife, he took the other two defendants with him to the personal status court in Dubai in November 2014 to testify under oath that he had not taken a second wife.

“He had always caused many problems and often called police to come to my house because he wanted to take the children from me,” E A said in court.

Prosecutors said that the defendant had remarried in 2004.

The next hearing will be on February 25.

salamir@thenational.ae

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