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Ihab Atta, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Criminal Court on Wednesday looked into the case of a 33-year-old GCC national who is charged with counterfeiting the birth certificates of his three daughters and obtaining passports for them.
To obtain the forged documents he also attributed his daughters to his ex-wife and not their real mother.
The suspect allegedly said he did that to escape the costs of childbirth, and fearing his dismissal from his military job.
The case dates back to ten years ago, when the suspect married for the second time.
He did that without obtaining approval from his work place, for fear of terminating his service, and he had three daughters.
He reportedly concealed his marriage and used the health insurance card and identification documents of his ex-wife to admit the second wife to hospital for birth and got the birth data for his daughters.
He then submitted the data to the Preventive Medicine Department in the Emirate of Dubai, to extract birth certificates in which he proved that his ex-wife was the mother of the three girls, and then got their passports.
The victim said that in 2018 she found the family book copy of the three girls in which she was mentioned as their mother.
She then confronted the suspect, who told her they were his second wife’s, promising her to correct the data but he did not.
The victim went to the hospital where the second wife gave birth to find a medical file in her name, even though she had never been to the hospital before.
After the crime, the suspect went to a restaurant and had lunch, then surrendered himself to Al Muraqqabat police station, and guided the police to the location of the body.
Investigations indicated that the German embassy informed the GDRFA that there were 3 passports that had been submitted to obtain a Schengen visa and wanted to enquire about them.
After being arrested, the defendant argued that he thought that the victim approved of the situation since she took no action during the incident.
The police have been sharing accident videos to educate the members of the public on the dire consequences of such wrong practices.
The authorities said, “The rate of positive cases from tests remains 1%, similar to the previous week."
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