An Engineer Receives Bribes to Test Soil at a Government Laboratory

Arrested by Abu Dhabi Police in cooperation with ‘The Department of Municipal Affairs’

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 28 June 2016 [ AETOS Wire ]

The Abu Dhabi Police, in cooperation with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport recently arrested a Soil Engineer in his sixties, charged with taking AED 15,000 worth of financial bribes in return for testing soil at a government laboratory in Abu Dhabi. This arrest comes as a result of an awareness campaign that was recently launched under the slogan "My Job is a Trust."

 

Elaborating on the details of the case, Lt. Colonel Matar Mu'ded Al Muhairi, Head of the Anti-Corruption Department at Abu Dhabi Police, said that they received a confirmed tip-off (from a recruitment company) about an engineer involved in a financial and administrative corruption case.

 

“The employee, ‘63 year-old A. E. Sh.’ was arrested after receiving money and upon questioning, he confessed to exploiting his job for personal interests and accepting a bribe in return for analyzing soil components at a government laboratory, he said.

 

In addition, he explained that the anti-corruption team members uncovered the case of bribe in an operation that was planned with high levels of professionalism and accuracy, in coordination with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport in Abu Dhabi, after the engineer had carried out the test in an illegal way for AED 15,000. He was arrested after receiving the bribe and referred, along with the items seized, to the public prosecution to investigate the circumstances of the case further.

 

Lt. Colonel Al Muhairi stressed the Ministry of Interior’s eagerness to promote the positive and moral values of Emirati society, such as integrity, justice, credibility, transparency and professional honesty. He clarified that Emirati values encourage all criminal activities to be addressed, including embezzlement, damage to public property and the abuse of position and power. He also highlighted the importance of the "My Job is a Trust” campaign, which aims to enhance positive professional values ​​in society by: preserving public property; refraining from making illicit gains from a job; avoiding the abuse of position or power for personal gain; and enforcing rules and legislation, in order to counter corruption.

 

He also explained that the publicizing of such issues falls in line with the principle of transparency in dealing with the media, by releasing news related to any financial or administrative corruption among employees or personnel seconded to governmental bodies, to act as an example to other weak-minded people, or those who are likely to break the law.

 

 

He mentioned that the police leadership always seeks to protect society from corruption. They work to both active and preventive methods; set strategic deterrent plans to prevent corruption; and qualify, train and boost police staff competencies, in line with the best international standards and in a way that promotes police work and achieves excellence.

 

Lt. Colonel Al Muhairi also called upon the public to get involved in active community participation, pointing out that they are the first line of defense in the face of law violations. He highlighted the opportunity to report information about any crime or suspicious behavior through the Aman Service (aman.gov.ae). He reiterated that this service can receive confidential information around the clock by calling the toll free number 800 2626, sending an SMS to the number 2828, or emailing aman@adpolice.gov.ae.

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The Arabic-language text of this announcement is the official, authoritative version. Translations are provided as an accommodation only, and should be cross-referenced with the Arabic-language text, which is the only version of the text intended to have legal effect.


Contacts

The UAE Minister of Interior's General Secretariat, Tactical Affairs and Security Media Department 

Abu Dhabi Police GHQ - Security Media

Chris Cron +971-(0)-50-666-4891

E-mail: cron.media@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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A graphic showing the engineer accepting the bribe to process the test results (Graphic: ME NewsWire)

A graphic showing the engineer accepting the bribe to process the test results (Graphic: ME NewsWire)

Lt. Colonel Matar Mu'ded Al Muhairi, Head of the Anti-Corruption Department at Abu Dhabi Police (Photo: ME NewsWire)

Lt. Colonel Matar Mu'ded Al Muhairi, Head of the Anti-Corruption Department at Abu Dhabi Police (Photo: ME NewsWire)

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