A 52-year-old Iranian man based in Dubai has been sent to jail for three years for impersonating another person.
He did so, by using a forged identity document, to marry a woman in Dubai.
The defendant married the Iranian woman in 2007 after lying to her about his real name, because he didn’t have any identity documents.
The couple had family disputes and divorced in 2018, according to the Dubai Court of First Instance,
The Truth Comes Out…
The deception came to the fore when the housewife asked the defendant to have an ID and a passport made for their son. He then told his wife that he had impersonated another person right from the beginning of their relationship as he did not have any identity document in his name.
According to court records, the housewife said the following:
“He introduced himself to me in 2007 with a different name. We went to Dubai Sharia Court for marriage and he presented a health card, bearing his picture and name. After the divorce, I kept asking him to have a passport issued for our son, but he kept delaying it,”
How did he get away with it for so long?
Eventually after telling the woman what his real name was, she went to the police station to report the incident. Dubai Police then arrested the defendant who admitted that the marriage witnesses, including his brother-in-law, knew his real name.
An Emirati policeman who dealt with the case said:
“He said that he had used the health card as he did not have any other document. He said his son is now 12 years old and that his former wife’s family knows his real name”
The defendant was charged with forging an official document, using it and presenting false personal information to government officials.
He has also been ordered to deport the defendant after he serves his jail term.