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13 April 2024

Fake cop quizzes Dubai hotel guests and staff

By Eman Al Baik

A ‘policeman’ who entered a hotel and stopped and questioned visitors and customers raised suspicions of the security staff about his real identity.

OA, 20, visited a hotel in Al Barsha at around 4am on August 14. MA, 29, Sudanese security staff at the hotel, who was on duty received him at the main gate after the latter presented an ID that carried a picture in police uniform.

“I welcomed the policeman who was holding a wireless in his hand as policemen always do.  He asked me to walk around with him in the hotel and while doing so he asked me about the numbers of clubs and bars. I was astonished by his questions and suspected him not to be a genuine policeman when he started stopping visitors and clients and questioning them. His query about the nationalities of the visitors increased my suspicion, so I called the police. Police arrived and confiscated the wireless and the card that he had presented to the hotel’s security staff.

It was proved that the ID was forged. OA, 20, student, admitted to forging his health card issued by the Dubai Government  by deleting the word ‘Health’ and putting the picture of a relative in police uniform.

OA is accused of forging, using forged document and posing as  CID.

The Court will reconvene on February 27.