Dubai: A student has been accused of tampering with a health card to make it look like a police ID so he could go clubbing in Al Barsha.
The 20-year-old Emirati student, O.A., was said to have scratched off the word ‘health’ on the card and pasted the photo of a man in military uniform on it.
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The defendant failed to appear before the Dubai Court of First Instance and enter his plea on Monday.
Prosecutors said the Emirati tampered with the health card and posed as a policeman in order to enter nightclubs. He is said to have held a walkie-talkie and carried out police work without being asked to do so.
A Sudanese security guard at the hotel told prosecutors that the incident happened in August 2013 at 4am.
“The defendant came up to me and presented what seemed to be a police ID card. I gladly cooperated with him because I constantly cooperate with police officers as part of my job. He told me that he would check the hotel… then he asked me about a number of nightclubs and bars in the hotel. When he stopped a number of visitors and asked me about their nationalities, I suspected his behaviour. I called the police immediately… a CID patrol arrived at the hotel. When they questioned him, it was discovered that he wasn’t a policeman and that he was using a fake ID. He carried the walkie-talkie as a trick,” said the Sudanese.
Presiding judge Urfan Omar adjourned the hearing until O.A. is legally notified to attend the upcoming hearing on February 27.