MASERU — Three men from Masowe, Ts’enola and Koalabata appeared before the Magistrate Court on two counts of forgery.
Lehlohonolo Selate, Lekhanya Lekhanya and Abiel Moletsane were alternatively charged with attempted fraud.
According to the charge sheet the accused were charged with contravention of section 70(1) and 109 of Penal Code Act of 2010, in that on January 18 they made false documents purporting to be genuine bank transfer in the sum of M784 480, which was to be deposited or transferred from the National Manpower Development Secretariat (NMDS)’s bank account at Standard Lesotho Bank (SLB) into Matsepe Cleaning Services.
The trio are also accused of making false documents purporting to be genuine bank transfer in the sum of M597 240, which was to be deposited or transferred from NMDS’s bank account into 50 Catering Services account, on the same date and venue. Alternatively, the accused have been charged with attempted fraud for contravening section 68 (2) read with section 26 (1) and 109 of Penal Code Act 2010, in that in January at SLB, they deliberately and unlawfully misrepresented to the SLB that two bank transfers which were to credit Matsepe Cleaning Services in the sums of M784 480 and M597 240 were genuine or lawful bank transfers.
The accused’s initial court appearance was on March 28 and was each granted bail of M1 000 with conditions to have independent surety in the amount of M10000 each and that they should not interfere with crown witnesses.
The case has been remanded to May 9 while hearing date is set for July 22, 23, and 24 respectively. — Lena