KUWAIT CITY, Sep 28: The Ministry of Interior opened its doors for Kuwaitis and expats to renew their vehicle registration without requiring them to inspect their vehicles for examination but needed to book a prior appointment through its website where barcode was issued.
Seeing large numbers of expats with a desire to renew their car registration books created greed in a Bangladeshi expats mind who took advantage of this situation. Without prior appointment for a bribe of KD 20 with partnership of an employee of Ahmadi traffic department renewing of car registration was now possible.
The security sources informed that investigations into this matter started when it had come to knowledge that an Bangladeshi national by name ‘Saddam Hussein” who works at Ahmadi Traffic Department could renew the vehicle registration and any special transaction for KD 20 without requiring prior appointment.
Colonel Omar Al-Rasheed of the Ahmadi Governorate Investigation Department led the investigation. Colonel Omar al-Rasheed instructed the Fintas area investigation officer, Major Tamer al-Dabbous, to conduct further investigations and verify the fact that the expatriate Saddam Hussein received a bribe, also with which employee this Bangladeshi expat is in nexus with who carries out all transactions.
Major Dabbous after conducting further investigations the Bangladeshi expatriate was arrested, to which he admitted that he was just a middleman, and the employee completes the transaction and he hands it back to the expats. He confirmed that he and the employee share the bribe of 10 dinars each.
In the past three months he received 30,000 KD and he remitted 15,000 KD to his home. Subsequently investigation was conducted with the employee who initially tried to deny the accusation but after confronting her she confessed and admitted her participation in crime to which she has been referred to the prosecution office.
The source pointed out that the Ahmadi Investigation Department submitted a report on the case to the Ahmadi Traffic Department, which in turn found that record number of transactions completed without prior appointment which proved that she had earned thousands of dinars through transactions.