A London surgeon detained in Dubai after allegedly making a
rude gesture to another driver has had his court hearing postponed to August 3.
A judge has pushed back the trial to August 3 after Dr
Joseph Nunoo-Mensah was unable to attend a scheduled court hearing this week,
his lawyer told Arabian Business.
Dr Nunoo-Mensah had his passport seized in April after he
was accused of gesturing at a fellow driver after an altercation n Dubai. The
doctor, a consultant colorectal surgeon at King's College Hospital in London,
was allowed to return to the UK after a friend gave their passport as surety,
He was due in Dubai to face a charge of public indecency on
Lawyer Abdulla Al Mudharreb told Arabian Business last month
that he was confident Nunoo-Mensah would be acquitted.
“It happened at 7:30pm at a dark time, there are no
witnesses and he was in the car with the windows up. I think he is in a good
situation and as a lawyer it is a very simple case,” said Al Mudharreb, a
lawyer with Al Mudharreb Advocates & Legal Consultants.
“I went to the public prosecutor two or three times and I
spoke with him on legal points that there is not enough evidence or witnesses.
It is man against man.”
Nunoo-Mensah, a British national, claimed he was returning
to Dubai when he was tailgated by a car flashing its lights. The stretch of
road had a 60kph speed limit as roadworks were ongoing, and was single-lane
which prevented him moving out of the other driver’s way, he said.
He was not immediately available for comment when contacted
by Arabian Business.
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