A businesswoman, Amal Hassan, was Wednesday docked for forging the signature of former presidential aspirant and publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah. The businesswoman allegedly forged the publisher’s signature on a document titled ‘The Federal Republic of Nigeria Company and Allied Matters Acts, 1990 Company Ltd by Share Special Resolution of the Outsource Company Ltd. She is facing two counts of forgery preferred against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
One of the counts reads: “That you, Amal Hassan, being one of the directors of the Outsource Company Ltd, on or about the 2nd day of September, 2015 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court forged the signature of one Sam Nda- Isaiah on a document titled ‘The Federal Republic of Nigeria Company and Allied Matters Acts, 1990 Company Ltd by Share Special Resolution of the Outsource Company Ltd RC: 1133186 dated 2nd September, 2015’ with the intention of causing it to be believed that the said document was jointly signed by you and Sam Nda-Isaiah who you knew did not sign it.”
The EFCC said the offence contravened Section 366 of the Penal Code Act Cap 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990 and punishable under Section 364 of the same Act.
Trial judge, M.A Nasiru of the Federal Capital Territory High court sitting in Jabi, Abuja, admitted the accused person to N5million bail with two sureties in like sum. The sureties must be resident within the Federal Capital Territory and must be civil servants not below Grade Level 12.
The judge, thereafter, adjourned to April 23, 2018 for trial and ordered the defendant to be remanded in prison pending her perfection of the bail condition.