Police officer remanded for forgery


By Hawa Amara

Dismissed police constable, 14302 Mohamed Michael Kamara was yesterday remanded at the maximum security prison on Pademba Road by Magistrate Komba Kamanda, presiding at the Freetown Magistrates Court No.2, for allegedly forging a statement of result from the Milton Margai College of Education Science and Technology (MMCET).

The accused was arraigned on seven counts of conspiracy to commit a felony and forgery, contrary to section 4 (1) of the Forgery Act, 1913.

The prosecution alleges that the accused person on a date between 1st and 31st January 2014 had conspired with other persons to commit a felony. Also, the accused is alleged to have intentionally forged a statement of result for Higher Teachers Certificate with identity card No. 9284 from 2002 to 2010 academic year at the Milton Margai College of Education Science and Technology, purported to have been prepared and signed by the Registrar, A.B.M. Bangura and the Examinations Officer S.MS. Kargbo, knowing same to be false.

While testifying in court, Inspector Abu-Bakarr Kargbo of the Complaint Discipline and Internal Investigations Department (CDIID) said the accused was a police officer who on 23rd January, allegedly submitted a fake statement of result, which he purported he had acquired from MMCET.

He said that during interrogation the accused admitted to have submitted a fake statement of result.

The matter is being prosecuted by Inspector Michael Kelly Dumbuya.

The accused is represented by I. Kanu, who applied for bail but Magistrate Kamanda refused the bail application. The matter continues