x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Man who brought wife to court over assault is jailed instead, Abu Dhabi court hears

When officers arrived, the wife claimed that her husband was the one who attacked her.

ABU DHABI // A man who called police to claim his wife assaulted him ended up in prison instead, the Misdemeanour Court heard on Monday.

When officers arrived at the scene of the Emirati couple, the wife claimed that her husband was the one who attacked her.

The woman’s mother also gave evidence that she saw her son-in-law attack her daughter.

Meanwhile, the defence lawyer, Ali Al Abbadi, argued that her testimony was invalid because as per Sharia law, no parent can give evidence as a witness on behalf of their child and vice-versa.

The case was adjourned until July 8 for the defence witness — the defendant’s brother — to attend.

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