Three men have been accused of selling a Dubai villa for half the asking price of Dhs17 million, after they forged power of attorney documents.
The three defendants, an Uzbek man, a businessman form St Kitts and Nevis and a Russian business partner, are accused of forging documents and using them.
According to Gulf News, the true owner of the villa, a Chinese man, met the Uzbek through a real estate-agency two years before the incident.
The victim had given the Uzbek a power of attorney, to allow him to follow up on the redecorations on the house.
One of the victim’s friends had informed him that his villa was on sale online. He saw a man inside the villa who claimed that he had bought the villa from the Uzbek for half the price.
The Chinese man quickly reported the incident to the Dubai Police who soon found out that he had left the country.
After Dubai Police had investigated the case further, they found that the Uzbek’s accomplices had helped him in forging the documents, as well as making a fake passport of the victim.
The two defendants are on trial and have denied the abetting charges.