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According to the statement of the offence, the accused on Tuesday 15 December 2015, at the Fast Track Commercial Court in Freetown, with intent to defraud allegedly forged certain document of belonging to Roksalana (SL) Limited with the intention of transferring and transmitting shares of the company, in the name of Varoshenko Oleksandr, knowing to be false and dated 10 December 2014.

Giving a vivid account of investigations conducted and nature of the document in question, Detective Inspector Kadiatu Nyakor who is attached to Question Document and Fire Arms Office, at the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarter in Freetown, had testified that she was a hand writing and ballistic expert of the Sierra Leone Police Force.

Detective Inspector Nyakor informed the court that she was charged with the responsibility of examining, verifying and analyzing documents, rubber stamps and could recalled Detective Inspector Paul Conteh of the Major Incident Unit at the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarter on Pademba road, submitting the said document to the Line Manager of the Scientific Support Unit, Detective Inspector Mohamed Sankoh.

She further testified that the document in question was handed over to the Line Manager of the Scientific Support Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department, Detective Inspector Mohamed Sankoh for examination, verification and to eventually reduced his findings to a substantive report, stating that she was a trained and qualified forensic expert, both locally and internationally at the University College of Criminal Justice in Accra Ghana, and Voldobuar in Moscow Russia.

The witness said that she and Sergeant Joseph Sallu received four copies of the said document titled: transfer and transmission of shares, and the document were examined verified, analyzed and their findings reduced into a report, which was produced and tendered in evidence, as part of the records in respect of the matter before the court.

She went further to state that in her opinion as forensic and hand writing expert,  their findings on the document titled ; transfer and transmission of shares was not signed by the complainant and stressed that it was highly and probably that the document could have been signed by another person.

At this juncture, the police prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Samuel Kamara requested to the bench for an adjournment, on the grounds that his witness was feeling little sick, and the order was granted by the presiding Magistrate, Dr. Abubakar Binneh Kamara.

The accused person was represented by Lawyer Momoh Fofanah and A. Bangura, and the matter will come up again on 7 March 2017.

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