KUWAIT CITY, April 6: The security authorities have arrested a 26-year-old Kuwaiti, identified as Wael Ghali, believed to be a criminal who had been sentenced in absentia to five years imprisonment and also wanted in connection with several other crimes, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Interior.
In a vain attempt to escape, the suspect reportedly crashed into several cars including police vehicles and drove into the basement parking of a commercial complex, which went blaze after the collision of the cars.
A source from the General Department of information and Media Security department of the Interior Ministry said a police patrol on routine duty in the area, suspected the vehicle last Tuesday and ordered the motorist to stop.
However, the man ignored, crashed into the police vehicle and tried to run over the police. He then collided with several other cars which were parked on the road and drove into the basement. Upon impact several cars caught fire. A backup police patrol rushed to the place and arrested the citizen.
The Operations Room of the Interior Ministry was notified about the fire which was put out by firemen. Firefighters and paramedics hurried to the place, put out the fire and treated six residents of the building who had inhaled smoke.
The Court of Appeals has instructed a local bank to stop deducting install-ments for KD 56,000 loan from a citizen’s account, return all the amount deducted since 2007 and clear him of the loan in question. Lawyer for the citizen, Attorney Muhammad Al-Mutairi, filed the lawsuit, on behalf of his client, against the bank which signed a loan contract for the amount KD 56,000 with the latter in 2007.
A month after his client received the loan, the citizen got involved in an accident that incapacitated him. Al-Mutairi argued the loans given to the bank’s customers are usually insured, but in this case, the bank insisted that his client’s loan was not insured so he needs to make the payments as agreed.
Previously, the First Instance Court dismissed the lawsuit after the bank refused to present a copy of the loan insurance, prompting Al-Mutairi to submit an appeal as he managed to obtain a copy of the insurance. He affirmed, “It is the responsibility of the banks to insure the loans given to their clients”.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies