Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2, yesterday remanded Arthur Ben Tucker at Pademba Road prisons for forgery of document.
The matter was prosecuted by State counsel Gerald J. Soyei while the accused, Arthur Ben Tucker was not represented.
The accused is facing a four count charge with the offence of unqualified person practising as a legal practitioner contrary to section 21 (a) of the Legal Practitioner Act No.15 of 2000, as particulars of offence states that being unqualified to act as legal practitioner by being in possession of a complimentary card with the name Ngakwie and Partners.
Count two was with the offence of using description, implying to qualify to practise as a legal practitioner contrary to section 21(a) of the Legal Practitioner Act No.15 of 2000, and particulars of offence states that the accused used a complimentary card bear the name Arthur Ben Tucker purporting that he is qualified to practice as a legal practitioner attached to Ngakwie and Partners, solicitor of 5 George Street.
File two contained the charges of forgery of document with intent to defraud contrary to section 4(1) of the forgery Act of 1913 as particulars of offence states that the accused in November 2011 at Freetown, with intent to defraud, forged a certain complimentary card purporting the said Arthur Ben Tucker to be a legal practitioner attached to Ngakwie and partners, solicitor of 5 George Street
Count two on the same file, the accused faced the file of uttering forged document contrary to section 6(1) of the forgery Act of 1913, as particulars of offence states that the accused sometimes in November 2012 at Freetown uttered a certain forge complimentary card purporting to entering him to act as a legal practitioner in the office of Ngakwie and partners, solicitor of the same address.
The accused, however, was not granted bail as the matter on the first file was adjourned to the 11th February, whilst the second file was adjourned to the 12 of February 2013.
By Alhaji Kamara