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Saturday , November 28 2020

Court acquits Bedoun of possessing, driving under influence of drugs

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 1: The Criminal Court acquitted a Bedoun who was accused of possessing drugs and driving under narcotic influence. According to the case file, the Public Prosecution accused the suspect of possessing drugs for self consumption and driving under narcotic influence. The arresting officer explained that he was patrolling a highway when he noticed the reckless way a car was being driven. He ordered the driver to pull over and asked for his drivers’ license.

However, the driver revealed that he did not have his drivers’ license or his identification card. Even his passenger did not have his identification card. Sensing the disoriented states of the driver and his passenger, the officer asked them to step out of the vehicle and checked them to find drugs on them. He then arrested them and referred them with the drugs to the concerned authorities.

During the court session, Lawyer Esmat Al-Kharboutli said the procedures followed by the officer for searching and arresting her client were not legal because of the lack of a warrant from the Public Prosecution. She also indicated that the arrest report had contradictions and she urged the court to acquit her client based on these justifications. Meanwhile, the Family Division of Ahmadi Court presided over by Judge Abdullah ordered a man to pay his wife monthly expenses of KD 70 retroactive from the day he stopped bearing her expenses on Jan 6, 2015 as well as legal fee of KD 20.

The plaintiff counsel Lawyer Mohammad Khalil Al-Qattan affirmed that the man stopped paying for the expenses of his wife for a long time. He explained that the husband was expected to take care of his wife’s food, clothing and accommodation as well as medical and other related services.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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