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01 December 2023

Two arrested for offering Dh10k bribe to police

By Eman Al Baik

Two Syrians allegedly offered D10,000 bribe to two policemen to conduct a bogus raid against traders to steal their money, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

MDH, 33, investor and MIA, 39, electricians offered two police officers Dh5,000 each against conducting bogus arrest of two other Syrian traders and to take their money.

Second lieutenant Salem Mubarak, 24, testified that he received a call from his senior that a detained police officer has notified about a Syrian who offers bribe to police officers. His senior asked him to check the authenticity of the notification.

“I spoke to the detained officer MR in the attendance of my colleague. The detained officer said that a Syrian called MDH suggested on him conducting a bogus trap to steal money of two traders. These two traders have UAE and US dollar amounts and are tending to give them to Africans."

"MH also suggested on him to press on the two traders to give the money as what they are tending to do is considered a crime without filing a case against him. MH drew the scenario of the bogus arrest scene. He promised to offer the policemen involved some of the confiscated money. We asked MR to arrange with the MH that my colleague and I agreed to conduct the bogus raid. The three of us met MH behind Al Towar Centre. MH promised offering each of us Dh5,000 against conducting the bogus raid which will be on the next day."

"As per the agreement my colleague and I and the detained officer MR drove to Sheikh Zayed road and stopped near a hotel. MH arrived and there was another person MI who will get the two Syrian traders out of the hotel. The two victims came out of the hotel and were carrying two bags and so we arrested the two and took them into the police car. It was agreed with MH that he will come to the scene. But the moment he came, he was arrested by the policemen. It was shocking for him and resisting his arrest. He tried to run away unaware that there was a supporting officer in the scene who arrested him as well as MI who was still in the hotel."

His colleague Sergeant Saeed Abdullah, 31, repeated the same testimony.

The court adjourned the case to February 15.