Man in the dock for impersonating investigation officer, breaking into women’s accommodation
02 Nov 2020
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Aya Al Deeb, Staff Reporter
The Supreme Federal Court rejected the Public Prosecution’s appeal against an appellate verdict acquitting a suspect who was charged with impersonating an investigation officer and breaking into a residence of 6 women, detaining them and stealing their money.
Details of the case date back to a time when the Public Prosecution charged the suspect and another anonymous with stealing the victims' money and detaining them after claiming he was an investigative officer, besides the charge of entering the house by force.
The court of first instance ruled that the suspect be imprisoned for a year.
The suspect appealed the ruling, which the appellate court cancelled and acquitted the suspect.
The Public Prosecution appealed the innocence, and the Supreme Federal Court rejected the ruling and referred the case for consideration by a different judiciary, that also acquitted the suspect.
The Public Prosecution appealed the ruling, affirming that it did not consider the evidences, including the fingerprint found in the place that matched the fingerprint of the suspect.
The Supreme Federal Court affirmed that it has the right to acquit a suspect if there were any doubts about the accusation or the evidence.