Forging of document sends man to court

National

A MAN who alleged uttered a false document as the title of a property in the National Capital District has appeared at the Waigani Committal Court.
Pius Kafaet, 58, from Tangori village in East Sepik, was accused of forging the title of the property which belonged to his in-laws.
Kafaet was charged with one count of forgery and one count of uttering a false document.
The court was told that on May 25, 2011, Kafaet who is married to the complainant’s sister went to the National Housing Corporation office and transferred the title of the property known as Section 359 Lot 7 situated at Hohola Stage 5 to himself without the knowledge and consent of the complainant and his family who owned the property.
Kafaet, after obtaining the title allegedly colluded with someone else and mortgaged the property to the ANZ bank.
The two after obtaining the bank loan of K200,000 went into hiding and never repaid the loan.
Because the loan was not repaid, the complainant was evicted with his family from the property on Sept 2, 2017.
Kafaet was arrested and charged on Sept 4.
The court granted Kafaet a bail of K1000 on the condition that he must not leave his residential area or National Capital District, not to interfere with any state witness, not commit other offences and to report to court every two weeks.
The case will return to court on Oct 4.

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