DUBAI // A policeman forged an official letter stating that he had not remarried after he divorced his first wife to win custody of his children, the Criminal Court heard on Thursday.
M A, 43, an Emirati, did not appear in court to enter a plea against a charge of forging an official document.
His compatriots, E M, 57 and M S, 35, also policemen, denied charges of aiding and abetting M A.
They told judges that they were unaware he had remarried after he divorced his wife EA in 2001.
Prosecutors claimed that because he was in a custody battle with his ex-wife, MA took the other two defendants with him to the personal status court in Dubai in November 2014 to testify under oath the he had never taken a second wife.
“He had always caused many problems and often called police to come to my house because he wanted to take the children away from me,” E A said in court.
Prosecutors said that the defendant had remarried in 2004.
The next hearing will be on February 25.
Source: uae news