KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12: High level security sources disclosed that relevant authorities arrested a Kuwaiti man and a former policeman on allegations of forging documents to help three people obtain Kuwaiti citizenship when the duo failed in subsequent fraud game to naturalize a Saudi man, reports Al-Rai daily. Apparently, the Saudi man (first suspect) came to know the citizen four years ago and requested his assistance to obtain Kuwaiti citizenship in return for money.
The citizen (second suspect) managed to register the Saudi man on his file and issue a passport and civil ID in his name, while the former policeman issued marriage certificate and managed to obtain marriage loan worth KD 6,000 from government, which they all shared. The source said the fraud was discovered when the citizen visited the General Department of Citizenship and Passports to apply for nationality certificate.
The age in his passport aroused suspicion of the officers, because he looked older in person. Investigations revealed that he’s 34 years old and not 23 as stated in the passport, and he knows nothing about Kuwait. The former policeman (third suspect) admitted the citizen registered three people on his file and paid KD 2,000 for each person, and they were all granted Kuwaiti citizenship. All six suspects were referred to concerned authorities. In a related story, detectives from the General Department of Citizenship and Passports, in collaboration with military intelligence, arrested a Bedoun military man who paid KD 10,000 to a citizen to register the first son on his file and the second son on the file of another Kuwaiti to help them obtain Kuwaiti citizenship. The two sons who used to live with their Bedoun father were referred to concerned authorities.
Egyptian cheated: Detectives from Salmiya police station arrested a Syrian for cheating an Egyptian man. The suspect is said to have duped the victim of KD 8,000 after he convinced the latter to be his partner in a commercial project. The Egyptian was to receive double the sum he invested if the deal went through. Security sources said the Syrian disappeared after receiving the money and refused to answer his calls, prompting the Egyptian to file a case against him and they discovered he’s involved in a number of swindling operations. He was referred to concerned authorities.
By Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies