Six months jail, deportation for credit card fraud
The Muscat Primary Court held a man guilty of credit card fraud and sentenced him to six months in jail followed by deportation.
The Directorate General of Inquiries and Criminal Investigation received information that someone had forged credit cards and withdrawn money from ATMs. An investigation led to the culprit, who was arrested at Muscat International Airport while trying to leave the country.
The accused was referred to the Public Prosecution where he confessed to the crime.
Three months jail, RO300 fine for obscene SMS
The Seeb Primary Court held a man guilty of sending an obscene SMS and sentenced him to three months in jail, and fined RO300.
In February, the information technology department received a complaint from the plaintiff stating that he had received obscene SMS from an unknown person. After an investigation, the accused admitted to the crime.
Man jailed for abusing colleague on Facebook
The Muscat Primary Court last month sentenced a man to one year in jail for defaming his colleague on a social networking site.
The plaintiff, who works at a restaurant, had complained to the Information Technology department that the defendant slandered him on Facebook, in a page where all his colleagues chat.
Man charged for killing three in drunken driving incident
A man charged with murder has been sentenced a two-year jail term by the Criminal Court in the wilayat of Rustaq.
The man was driving his car in an inebriated state and collided with a parked vehicle last year. The accident caused the death of three people, while another person was seriously injured.
The incident took place near the Musannah police station. The defendant admitted committing the crime.
The court also ordered the defendant to pay blood money to the victims’ legal heirs.
Man fined RO500 for violation of consumer protection law
The Buraimi Primary Court issued its verdict on a man charged with violation of consumer protection law. The defendant was penalised to pay RO500.
The plaintiff had taken his vehicle for repair to the workshop owned by the defendant. However, on the due date, the car was not repaired and the owner filed a complaint. The Public Prosecution investigated the case and then referred it to the Primary Court in Buraimi.
Deportation for violating residency, labour laws
The Quriyat Primary Court fined a woman RO40 and ordered her deportation for violating residency laws. The court also sentenced her companion to a month’s imprisonment followed by deportation for working illegally.
The case dates back to April when the defendants failed to present their residency documents at a checkpoint and were brought to the police station for investigation.