KUWAIT CITY, March 12: The Criminal Court of First Instance sentenced a Kuwaiti man to three years in prison with hard labor for issuing two dud cheques worth KD 1.2 million to a compatriot.
The case file indicated the defendant issued the cheques and deliberately signed them in a manner that denied the benefi ciary the chance to cash them.
The court referred civil aspect of the case to the concerned section, while the second defendant bank official- was discharged and acquitted of refusing to approve the payment. Representing the plaintiff, Lawyer Ahmad Al-Failakawi said the first defendant issued the cheques but the bank refused to pay his client because the signature did not conform to the one offi cially recognized at the bank, thus the second defendant ordered non-payment of the money.
Al-Failakawi implored the court to order payment of the cheques to his client, in addition to KD 5,001 temporary compensation. He considered the verdict to be part of his prayers since his client is expecting the civil section to order refund of the value of the cheques and compensation for damages.
‘Pay KD 27,000 to woman’: The Court of First Instance presided over by Judge Ahmad Al-Hosaini ordered a Kuwaiti family to pay KD 27,000 to a Kuwaiti woman for delaying to vacate her estate. Attorney Azbi Al-Nimran explained that his client purchased an estate located in Saad Al-Abdullah Area and later discovered the defendant was living there illegally, and yet refused to evacuate. The defendant purportedly insisted the woman petitioned the Expert Department to calculate the arrears for occupying the estate before they will vacate.