Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dubai Policeman who posted Lionel Messi's passport on snapchat arraigned in court

A policeman who posted a video of himself on social media holding Lionel Messi’s passport could be shown a red card by a court. Dubai Court of Misdemeanours heard Emirati JM, 26, was about to hand a two-day sick note in when he got wind of the Argentina and Barcelona superstar arriving at Dubai airport’s private jet area, where he worked, on December 27 last year. Messi was in Dubai to receive the Player of the Year award at the Globe Soccer Awards. 
Prosecutors said he waited until Messi arrived and tried to get his photo taken with the footballer but he was told that it was not allowed as Messi was exhausted from the flight.

"I then went to the passport control desk and noticed that Messi’s passport was left there, so I picked it up and shot a video of myself while holding it," said JM.
He posted the clip on Snapchat with the caption:
"This is Messi’s, he is here in Dubai, what do I do? Shall I burn the passport or just put it back! Ok Ok you can go!"

The clip was later reported to police and JM was charged with violating Messi’s privacy, which he confessed to in court but said it was only a joke. The policeman told prosecutors he had permission from Messi’s bodyguard, who was standing next to the passport control desk and saw him as he spotted the player’s passport.

"He was standing there so I spoke to him in English and asked him if I could take a picture of myself with the player’s passport and he said yes," said JM.

He added that the passport control officer present at the desk at the time was not responsible for the incident.

"I didn’t take his permission — he was there but didn’t see what happened,” said the defendant, who deleted the clip after uploading it to Snapchat.
"I have no idea how it got circulated. I was just kidding and had never done this thing with anyone else before. I was wrong and I promise I would never repeat such a behaviour," said JM.

Emirati policeman MA, 31, testified he was patrolling the private jet area when he saw JM.

"It was 4am when I saw him still present and my colleague asked him to go home, then my colleague and I left to resume our checks ahead of the plane landing,” said the officer"

MA said orders banning the use of mobile phones during working hours were clear to all, including the defendant.

"I don’t know why he did that, he knows it’s not allowed. We all would love to have a picture with Messi but it’s not allowed,” he said.
In court, the defendant confessed to the charge and requested leniency. A verdict is expected later this month.

Source: The National

44 comments:

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Observed, eyah excitement wahala, am in love with Linda Ikeji for real and would wish to meet her in person as my 2016 resolution.

Jenny Duby said...

Hmmm....#LindaConfirm

Anonymous said...

Video: 2 Ikorodu secondary school students caught in the act

Charles Okafor said...

Hmm... Drama...















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STERN said...

Warrisdis pls? NEXT PLS?

Pesin Pikin said...

Mtchewww! This man is really a weirdo sincerely. Burn Messi's passport???

Unique Treasure said...

Noted

























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Chidozie Bruce said...

He was a crazy fan of messi but acted in d wrong way, sorry oga police #sneh

Wilheminna Moses said...

Eyaaa! Die hard fan don enter into trouble

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

That's what a super star can cos lol..as him no see messi him kukuma use him passport..woow...die hard fan..abeg make una free am....









~make I go drink one bottle of beer~

JAYZSBOSS said...

Hahah. Serves him right

4lindas Blog said...

An soo?

So dey Wan use bcus say Messi na celeb take punish a fellow man

Make dem take several seats joor
We are all human beings ooo

_Linda's boyfriend wannabe

Olaaliu said...

He no serious

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temitope faizat said...

Okay

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Juliet Iwuno said...

What is wrong, is wrong. Sekina! Linda take note!

anita gold said...

Hmm!

anita gold said...

Hmm!

chioma jacinta said...

Ok. Seen. * it's well*

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Lol

GHOSTFACE said...

aaii

tosisochukwu said...

Is that a big deal?













































































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Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Over excitement of a fan is about to land him in trouble.

#LIB ADDICT#

Miriam Aguzie said...

Mtchewww#Lindangwanu#

Anonymous said...

Linda abeg give us latest on Jimoh Ibrahim. Has he sacked the people that disgraced him on a live program over 11 months unpaid salaries?

LAURAAUJ KAHI said...

serves him right. ignorance of the law is no excuse

Jamila Shaibu said...

Ok seen!

Odibe Blessing said...

lolz nawa ooo,kpele oga

YOUNGBUHARI said...

That's why I will always be a fan and not a die hard fan.. Where I dey die hard dey go?

Angel Makiz said...

seen....angelmakiz@yahoo.com

goschi godwin said...

Why. I say arrest lionel messi.

#PeopleMustAdjust

BIAFRA_LAND

daniela desmond said...

Some fans can be crazy...mess I pls let him go. And the one professing love to Linda, keep chasing shadows. Just say ure in love with her money and empire

Obed Nwafor said...

Everything na news for celebs come snap me anyhow for free o

Di Mateo Xavie said...

hehehehe

buckbuz said...

Just another zealous fan...cut him some slack...there will be consequences

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

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uche ekwulugo said...

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Nwariaku Munachi said...

They should leave him biko. Is Messi a god?

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

I wish Nigeria and Dubai can exchange police force...just for a week sef

BOXY (A.K.A) common sense said...

Abeg make them pity the innocent officer just over excitement and he have admitted that wat he did was wrong

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Die hard fan.. sometimes isn't gud to love one so much.

Vivian Reginalds said...

HAHAHA
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fave said...

Eyyaaaa Over excitement. Fave the boss

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