x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

Man who 'forged Mawaqif ticket' in Abu Dhabi says he found it on the ground

"I had no idea it was forged, it doesn't even show it's not authentic," S, from Lebanon told the judges in the Criminal Court.

ABU DHABI // A man accused of forging a Mawaqif ticket told a court he found it on the ground.

"I had no idea it was forged, it doesn't even show it's not authentic," S, from Lebanon told the judges in the Criminal Court.

His lawyer Habeeb Al Houssani, said there was no evidence his client had forged the ticket, and asked the court to acquit him.

"He was not caught in the act, the forged ticket was only found in his car," said Mr Al Houssani.

"Why would he go to the trouble of forgery for a Dh2 ticket? There is no crime here," he added.

A verdict is expected tomorrow.

hdajani@thenational.ae