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01 March 2024

Passenger splashes booze on airport staff

Abu Dhabi airport (File)

By Staff

A criminal court in Abu Dhabi is trying a European passenger accused of splashing alcoholic drinks at two airport employees.

The passenger had arrived in Abu Dhabi airport from the eastern oasis town of Al Ain en route to his country and decided to take another flight after missing his aircraft. He was then asked by two airlines employees to go to the counter.

“He could not understand what they were saying…he then pulled out a bottle of liquor and splashed it at them,” Alkhleej newspaper said.

It said the court is also trying the unnamed man on charges of taking drugs.

Pardon by victim’s relatives saves two killers

Two men who had been sentenced to death by a Dubai court for murdering their friend for money were saved from the gallows after the victim’s relatives dropped their case against them, press reports said on Monday.

The two, a company driver and an office manager, had duped their friend into their apartment and intoxicated him before stabbing him to death after he told them he had Dh25,000. But they found no money with the victim.

Newspapers said an appeals court in the emirate on Sunday reduced the death verdict against the two to 15 years in prison after they produced a letter from the victim’s relatives pardoning them.

Grocer dupes bribed inspector into police trap

A shop keeper who refused to pay bribe to an Arab health inspector in Dubai duped him into police grip after pretending he would bow to his conditions.

The inspector had told the grocer he was willing to cancel a fine he had issued against the shop in exchange for an I-Phone handset.

“The shop keeper refused and went straight to the police, who told him to pretend that he agreed to his request,” Alkhaleej newspaper said.

“When he handed him the I-Phone handset, police and their cameras were waiting…they arrested the inspector and put him on trial.”