Concord Times (Freetown)

8 February 2013

Sierra Leone: Man Remanded for Forgery

Freetown — Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No. 2 Tuesday remanded one Arthur Ben Tucker at the Pademba Road maximum prison for allegedly forging a document.

The accused was docked on four counts ranging from forgery, defraud and unqualified person practicing as a legal practitioner contrary to Section 12(a) of the Legal Practitioner Act No.15 of 2000.

According to the particulars of offence available in court, the accused sometime in November 2011 in the Freetown jurisdiction with intent to defraud, forged a certain complimentary card purporting to act as a legal practitioner in the office of Ngakui and Partners, Solicitors at No.5 George Street in Freetown.

The matter was adjourned to February 12, 2013 for further hearing.

In another development before the same magistrate, one Mildas Din Gabisi was also remanded at the Pademba Road Prison for allegedly defrauding one Rose-Mary Sia Lebbie of the sum of US$6,600.

The accused was docked on three counts ranging from defrauding, obtaining money and conspiracy contrary to the laws of Sierra Leone.

According to the particulars of offence available in court, the accused between December 1st and January 22, 2013 in Sierra Leone and 23 January in Conakry, Guinea, conspired with other persons unknown to defraud and facilitate ticket for the complainant to travel to America.

The accused pleaded not guilty but was refused bail and the matter was adjourned to February 8, 2013 for further hearing.

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