Man posed as deported compatriot for eye scan

In an attempt to help a deported person enter the country, an Afghani allegedly made the eye scan by posing as the deported person at Dubai International Airport, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

SDN, 21, is accused of submitting a genuine visa to the employee at the airport posing as ASA, 25, to get his eye scan done instead of his compatriot, hoping to help ASA enter the UAE later. ASA had been deported from the country earlier.

ASA, 25, is accused of criminal complicity by supplying SDN with a genuine visa issued in his name for the latter to submit to the immigration officer to get SDN’s eye scan done instead of ASA’s.

ASA is also accused of attempting to enter the country illegally after being deported from the UAE.

Corporal Amenah Yousuf, Emirati, testified that while she was on duty in the arrival hall of Dubai Airport’s Terminal 2, her help was requested at the busy eye scanning counter.

SDN was among the group that she moved to her counter. He submitted to her his passport which carried his picture but submitted a visa issued in the name of ASA. She called the name in the passport but the passenger replied saying his name is ASA.

The information in the visa did not match those in the passport.  She took SDN’s eye scan which proved that the passenger did not have an entry ban.

However, she referred him to the higher authorities because of the passport and visa that did not carry identical information. The impersonation was discovered and ASA was also arrested.

The court adjourned the case for verdict until July 16.