KUWAIT CITY, May 20: The Criminal Court has condemned to death by hanging the suspect in the murder of Kuwaiti cleric Abdul- Rahman Al-Senafi, and his accomplice sentenced to life imprisonment. The case file indicated Al-Senafiwent out with the suspected killer and his accomplice in August last year, and he was stabbed to death in course of an argument
. The suspect and his friend later dumped the lifeless body in front of a hospital and fled the scene but the CCTV recorded the incident, which helped in apprehending the perpetrators.
They were charged for kidnapping and premeditated murder. Lawyer Abdullah Al-Theyab representing the plaintiff declared the prosecution officer had testified in court that the first suspect deliberately murdered the victim.
Meanwhile, the Municipality Misdemeanor Circuit at the Court of First Instance nullified a KD500 fine issued in absentia against a Kuwaiti man for allegedly using his shop for activities other than the purpose of the license. The court thereby acquitted the man.
The suspect was referred to court for using a shop meant for selling telephones and accessories as a repair workshop and spare parts sales point. He was charged for violating articles 1/17 and 2/30 of the Ministerial Decision number 87/2015 concerning public shops, disturbance and health hazard. Lawyer Mohammad Al-Husseini argued that the ministry granted his client the right of activities related to telephone without restrictions or conditions prohibiting him from carrying out maintenance and selling spare parts, which are branches of the main activities.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff