Lawyer flees after assisting prison break

KUWAIT: A lawyer helped his father to escape from the Palace of Justice before the prosecutor issued a decision to jail him, then the lawyer himself left the country for New Zealand. Security sources said the story of the escape goes back a few months when the suspect was demanding the return of a debt from a person without any evidence, so he refused to pay. The suspect then used the authority of his son to force the debtor to sign a note against his will after an investigator and police officer coerced him to do so. Sources said the debtor filed a complaint against the suspect, so the suspect and his client arrived at the Palace of Justice. When the prosecutor listened to the defense about forcing the debtor to sign the note, he asked him to wait outside along with his lawyer for the decision. They said when the lawyer felt that the prosecutor will order the suspect (his father) to be jailed, he took him out and escaped. When he was asked to bring the suspect back, he refused. Sources said the lawyer left the country for New Zealand before his name was placed on the travel ban list. His father remains at large in Kuwait.

Roommate stabbed
A Bangladeshi man was stabbed by his roommate in Jleeb Al-Shuyiukh. When the suspect was asked why he did so, he claimed the victim did not return his money. The stabbing took place during a fight. The victim went to Farwaniya Hospital for treatment, then went to the police station and lodged a complaint of attempted murder. Police arrested the suspect and investigations are underway.

Smuggling foiled
A citizen ended at the Drug Control General Department (DCGD) upon his arrival at Kuwait international airport as he had 200 gm of marijuana when he arrived from Amsterdam. The citizen was searched as he seemed nervous and worried. He and the marijuana were sent to DCGD. Meanwhile, an Ethiopian national failed in her attempt to smuggle two kilograms of qat into the country as she was caught by customs officers, who referred her to the DCGD.

Drug possession
Two citizens, a Saudi and a bedoon, were found using drugs while in a car in Jahra, before being taken by police to DCGD. The four were visibly abnormal, so they were searched and six shabu envelopes, 14 illicit tablets and drug paraphernalia were found on them.

Drunk driver arrested
Jahra police patrols stopped to help a person with a flat tire, only to be surprised that man was in an abnormal condition and had an imported liquor bottle, so he was taken to the area police station. He was charged with public drunkenness.

Neighbors’ dispute
A citizen threatened to harm his neighbor following a dispute over a parking spot on the side between their homes in Mubarak Al-Kabeer. A security source said a citizen went to Mubarak Al-Kabeer police station and told them that he had a dispute with his neighbor over a parking spot, adding that the neighbor told him “get lost… otherwise I will break your face!” The source said the citizen lodged a complaint and detectives are working on the case. – Al-Rai

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