Hus­band took wife’s money for new bride

... Dh­s500k loan also went on flash car

7 Days in Dubai - - FRONT PAGE - By Is­mail Se­bug­waawo @is­mailsebu is­

A woman claims she took out a Dhs500,000 loan to sup­port her hus­band’s busi­ness – only for him to use the money to marry a sec­ond wife and buy a lux­ury car.

The 27-year-old Emi­rati says the sit­u­a­tion has left her in se­ri­ous debt. She was giv­ing ev­i­dence as she asked a fam­ily af­fairs court judge in Al Ain to end the mar­riage to her hus­band.

She tes­ti­fied: “I was so much in love with my hus­band and he had con­vinced me to bor­row Dhs500,000 from the bank.

“He told me he had a joint busi­ness ven­ture with a friend in another city in the emi­rates and that he was go­ing to use the cash to boost their busi­ness.”

The woman, who has two chil­dren with her hus­band, said her fam­ily was also sup­posed to profit from the ven­ture.

But sev­eral months af­ter tak­ing out the loan, she said she be­gan to won­der what was hap­pen­ing with the com­pany, which she knew lit­tle about.

She told the judge that her hus­band would give short an­swers that “it was pro­gress­ing” and they would make a good in­come, with­out go­ing into any de­tail.

Soon af­ter­wards she said she dis­cov­ered her hus­band had mar­ried another woman – and squan­dered the money.

“I was shocked when I later found out that he didn’t ac­tu­ally in­vest the cash in the said busi­ness but in­stead he had used it to marry a sec­ond wife,” she said.

The woman added her hus­band also used part of the money to buy an ex­pen­sive car. She did not spec­ify the make.

The wife said she should be granted a di­vorce on the grounds she was de­ceived by her hus­band and that she can not be with him any­more. She also told the judge she plans to file a le­gal case to re­cover the Dhs500,000 so she can set­tle her debts.

The hear­ing was ad­journed to al­low the court to con­sider the case.

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