Thursday , October 19 2017

Crime doesn’t pay – Syrian acquired Kuwaiti citizenship 22 years ago

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: A Syrian who acquired the citizenship of Kuwait through illegal means has been arrested after his angry wife reported him to the authorities in Kuwait. The suspect who was granted the citizenship 22 years ago reportedly worked in the public sector, later got married and has children.

However, in a fit of anger his wife, last week reportedly informed the authorities that her husband is Syrian and had acquired the citizenship after forging the documents.

The DNA test confirmed the suspect is not a Kuwaiti and that he had entered the country on a Syrian passport. His fingerprints were not taken when he entered the country. The wife told the police her husband had lied to her when he proposed to marry her by claiming he was a member of a well-known Kuwaiti tribe. She went on to say, when she discovered the truth about his identity, she preferred to remain silent until he started belittling the Kuwaitis.

The wife added, she no longer could stomach the man’s insults against the Kuwaitis and decided to inform the authorities. She has reportedly said she does not mind her children also losing their nationalities as per the rules governing the revocation of forged citizenships.

By Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff

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