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Four acquitted in theft of medicines from hospital

KUWAIT CITY, March 7: The Misdemeanor Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Emad Al-Mindil revoked the verdict of the Court of First Instance, which sentenced an unidentified individual to two-year imprisonment, and instead acquitted the defendant of allegedly issuing a blank cheque. Defense Attorney Mubarak Al-Nuwaibit said the cheque was missing and reports from the General Department for Criminal Evidences proved that the signature of his client was forged. He stressed that suspicions are considered for the good of the suspect.

Four acquitted: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Anwar Al-Enezi upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance Court, acquitted four individuals of allegedly stealing medicines from Mubarak Hospital. According to the case files, the first two defendants were accused of stealing medicines from the hospital’s pharmacy and selling them to the third and fourth defendants, who in turn sells them without any prescription. Representing two of the four defendants was Lawyer Ali Al-Asfour, who insisted that the accusations are fabricated and the testimonies against his clients differ from what is specified in the investigation report. He said this fact confirms that the officials of the hospital are unaware of any discrepancies in their records of medicine stock. He also indicated that there are no evidences to prove the medicines with the defendants were obtained from the hospital pharmacy. Lawyer Al-Asfour also said the prosecution did not check the security footage of the pharmacy, adding that there are no evidences to prove that the money found with his clients were earned by selling the medicines seized from the defendants.

Man acquitted: The Criminal Court presided over by Judge Nayef Al-Adwani acquitted an unidentified individual of allegedly humiliating a teacher and threatening to murder her. The plaintiff lawyer explained during the court session that the defendant insulted his client and threatened to murder her, adding that his client had withdrawn the case. The first witness who is the school principal revealed that a dispute broke out between the plaintiff and the defendant’s wife. However, the defendant denied the charges, indicating that disputes often occur between his wife and the plaintiff in the school because the latter misbehaves with his daughter who is a student of the school. During the court session, the plaintiff lawyer demanded a civil temporary compensation of KD 5001, while the defense Lawyer Mohammad Al-Duwaihi requested the court to acquit his client due to lack of evidence against his client. The court based its decision on the lack of evidence and existence of doubts over the accusations. It stressed that it cannot depend on the testimony given by the first witness especially since the defendant denied the charges

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