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Fraudster Gets 10-Month Prison Term

A man charged with uttering forged documents and giving false information to a public servant was handed a 10-month jail term yesterday. Magistrate Waleen George, while sentencing Ekbal Hussein, said
21 Jun 2017 11:08
Fraudster Gets 10-Month Prison Term
Ekbal Hussein outside court in Suva on June 20, 2017. Photo: Arishma Devi-Narayan

A man charged with uttering forged documents and giving false information to a public servant was handed a 10-month jail term yesterday.

Magistrate Waleen George, while sentencing Ekbal Hussein, said the sentence was a lesson to those who had the intention to defraud the State in the future.

For that reason, Magistrate George found no reasons to give a non-custodial to the 57-year-old who had pleaded guilty to his charge.

Hussein, on November 11, 2006 in Suva knowingly and fraudulently uttered a forged document, namely a certificate of Diploma in Islamiyat from the MadresaNur– Ul- Islam Institute, with the Fiji Public Service Application Form to the Ministry of Education.

On his other charge, Hussein, on November 11, 2006 in Suva, gave information which he knew to be false, which were the professional qualifications in Diploma in Urdu and Islamiyat, with the Fiji Public Service Application Form, to the Permanent Secretary of Education with intentions of getting approval of the application.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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