DUBAI // The manager of the VVIP section at telecoms operator du is accused of costing the company more than Dh28 million after obtaining, selling and reselling special numbers he obtained illegally, Dubai Criminal Court heard on Sunday.
The Emirati, 37, who was responsible for arranging special phone numbers for royalty and very important people at the courts of sheikhs across the country, denied charges of illegally obtaining the numbers by breaking procedures.
Prosecutors said he ordered employees under him to issue and activate the Simcards for these numbers and exempted the numbers from monthly charges.
The court heard that between 2008 and 2013 he took over 1,069 numbers and forged all of the electronic documents related to them, and used them by saving them on the system, all of which he denied.
Two other Emirati men, 38 and 34, and an Emirati woman, 44, are charged with aiding and abetting the manager, charges they also denied.
Prosecutors say the manager pocketed Dh385,000, while the three others split nearly Dh5 million.
The next hearing will be on June 18.