Dubai: Man on Trial for Using Friend's ID at Hotel

Published February 25th, 2018 - 10:40 GMT
A 25-year-old man stood trial in a Dubai court after he allegedly used his friend's Emirates resident ID card to enter a hotel. /Shutterstock
A 25-year-old man stood trial in a Dubai court after he allegedly used his friend's Emirates resident ID card to enter a hotel. /Shutterstock

A 25-year-old man stood trial in a Dubai court after he allegedly used his friend's Emirates resident ID card to enter a hotel.

The Pakistani man has been charged in the Court of First Instance with impersonating another man by using his official document on Oct. 9, 2017. 

The defendant admitted during public prosecution investigation that he asked his Pakistani friend to give him his ID and the latter gave it to him without asking about the reason he wanted it.

He went later to a hotel in Downtown Dubai and presented it to a security guard to get access into the hotel. But, he ran away when the guard found the card did not belong to him. The accused came back later to the hotel accompanied by his friend.

The Pakistani security guard, 33, said the accused insisted the resident ID card was his own card. "I asked him whether the photo was his own photo and he claimed it was an old photo taken when he had a shaved beard. He confessed later to me that the card was his friend's and ran away when I was busy talking on the phone. He came back later with the police," the guard said.

The ID card that was misused by the defendant was seized and deposited at the public prosecution

This article has been adapted from its original source. 


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