Man charged with forging land title faces plea


The case of a man accused of forging document of title of land and stealing of documents relating to government employment has appeared in court before Presiding Principal Magistrate Fatimah Taeburi.

The defendant Wilson Menateti was charged with one count forgery of title to land and one count of larceny of document relating to government employment.

Yesterday PM Taeburi implement court restrictions bail condition upon the defendant Menateti which states, defendant to reside at Foxwoods area, he released on principal bail of $500, he must report to Central Police Station every Wednesday, he must not interfere with the prosecution witness, he must not leave Guadalcanal province without court leave and he must attend all his court hearing.

Court adjourned the matter to January 22 for defendant to take his plea. Bail for the defendant extended.

Prosecution alleged that Wilson Menateti on an unknown date between January 1 2015 and September 1, 2016 at Honiara did forged a document of title to lands of John Melanoli, Matthew Bade and John Tauto with intend to defraud the said persons.

Again it was alleged on the unknown date between January 1, 2015 and September 1, 2016 at Honiara defendant did steal the whole document of title of lands the property of John Melanoli, Matthew Bade and John Tauto.

The matter was reported to the police and the defendant was arrested and charged accordingly.

Office of Public Prosecution appears for the crown and Maori Law Chamber appears for the defendant.

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