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Kuwaiti man ‘acquitted’ of swindling compatriot

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 10: The Misdemeanor Court, presided over by Judge Sulaiman Al-Mudhiyan, acquitted a male citizen of swindling his female compatriot to the tune of KD 29,000. Details of the case revealed that the complainant got to know about the accused in 2012 who introduced himself to her as a trader of spare parts and that he imports car spare parts from abroad and that he belongs to a renowned trading family in Kuwait. The relationship between them continued and the accused convinced the complainant to do business with him so she invested KD 29,000. When the accused received the money, he expropriated it and the complainant came to know a year later that the accused lied about his family roots. During investigations, the accused denied the woman’s claims but confessed that he received the money and soon gave it back saying his business was genuine. He added the complainant was looking forward to get married with him but he refused. Defense counsel, Attorney Bashar Al-Nassar, called for dismissal of the case citing delay in reporting (case reported in 2014). He said the accusations are not true pointing to malicious accusations by the complainant. He affirmed there was no incriminating evidence against his client. He also highlighted that investigations by detectives led to nothing, a matter which prompted the court to acquit the accused.

Hearing adjourned: The Misdemeanor Court looking into the national security case against Lawyer Hani Hussein has set August 17 to continue hearing on the allegation of spreading false information in the public domain with regard to the issue of a Bangladeshi doctor who purportedly falsified Kuwaiti nationality. The court rejected application to release the suspect on bail. It will be recalled the Public Prosecution Department remanded the suspect for 21 days in the Central Prison and the case file was sent to court.

Decision overruled: The Administrative Circuit of the Court of First Instance cancelled the decision issued by Kuwait University to rule out the appointment of a Kuwaiti woman to the position of assistant professor in the Mathematics Department of College of Science. On behalf of his client, the plaintiff counsel Lawyer Abdullah Al-Diyab sued the President of Kuwait University and the Dean of College of Science in their capacity, demanding cancellation of the decision. He affirmed at court that the university did not appoint his client in the position even though she fulfilled the requirements and passed the interviews as well as an acceptance letter was issued by the nomination committee to start the necessary procedures for the completion of her appointment. He said, despite the above, the university refused to appoint her without justifying the reason.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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