Property sale

Man forges former wife’s signature to sell home

The court found George Steven guilty of forging Ekson Aquila’s signature on two occasions on  17 May 17, 2000 and Nov 15, 2000 to sell the family house which she had taken out a loan for.

Steven forged Aquila’s signature in the notice of intension to sell the property, section 284, Lot 69, a house which she got under the PTC home ownership scheme. He did so with the intension that the documents be used as genuine evidence of title of property.

Aquila had returned home to the East New Britain province in 1998 after the couple separated.

Hela man face stealing allegations

The man is from Hela Province and is facing allegations in court that he stole K390,000 from his neighbor at Gerehu, by pretending he owned the property he lived on which his neighbour intended to buy off.

Leonard Hawakaya, 55,  of Pureni village, Koroba district was arrested by police and charged on Oct 21, 2016 with stealing and obtaining a sum of K390, 000 by false presence.

His case briefly came for mention this week in court and was adjourned for another month to give police more time to investigate it.