(MENAFN - Arab Times)The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Anwar Al-Enezi upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance Court, acquitted four individuals of allegedly stealing medicines from Mubarak Hospital.
According to the case files, the first two defendants were accused of stealing medicines from the hospital's pharmacy and selling them to the third and fourth defendants, who in turn sells them without any prescription. Representing two of the four defendants was Lawyer Ali Al-Asfour, who insisted that the accusations are fabricated and the testimonies aganst his clients differ from what is specified in the investigation report. He said this fact confirms that the officials of the hospital are unaware of any discrepancies in their records of medicine stock. He also indicated that there are no evidences to prove the medicines with the defendants were obtained from the hospital pharmacy
Lawyer Al-Asfour also said the prosecution did not check the security footage of the pharmacy, adding that there are no evidences to prove that the money found with his clients were earned by selling the medicines seized from the defendants